CSU East Bay fitness trainer charged with sexually abusing student behind locked door

HAYWARD — A Cal State East Bay health coach has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a scholar inside a locked workplace on campus final August, court docket information present.

Erick Nicoletti, 51, of Danville, was charged in September with sexual battery by restraint and false imprisonment, each felonies, and one misdemeanor rely of sexual battery. The charging paperwork allege that Nicoletti touched the lady’s personal elements and used a vibrating wand on her genitals with out her consent, then tried to forcibly kiss her.

Nicoletti pleaded not responsible at a September arraignment listening to and is out of custody on $60,000 bail, court docket information present. His subsequent court docket date has been set for Oct. 28. His lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the allegations.

Nicoletti is a health coach who works on the Recreation and Wellness Center at CSU East Bay in Hayward, and teaches yoga and different bodily schooling courses. Since the fees had been filed, a decide has ordered him to steer clear of the varsity, based on Alameda County prosecutors.

Police allege that the sufferer — a lady referred to solely as Jane Doe in court docket filings — visited Nicoletti on Aug. 25 for assist with muscle soreness in her arm. Instead, the lady advised police Nicoletti started groping her buttocks and her personal elements whereas complimenting her physique. The lady advised investigators he then forcibly kissed her, and that she was “in shock” and scared to combat again.

“(Doe) felt restrained as a result of bodily dimension distinction between (her) and (Nicoletti), (Nicoletti) falsely performing in an expert capability, and her place on the bottom with (Nicoletti) leaning over her,” CSU East Bay police Officer Jonathan Duong wrote in a possible trigger assertion. The lady positively recognized Nicoletti by means of an internet employment picture, the officer wrote.

Before the alleged sexual assault, Nicoletti allegedly locked the door to the workplace and advised the lady to not fear about individuals disturbing them. She advised police that’s when she began getting frightened.

“Our protected phrase will probably be ‘Rapunzel,’” Nicoletti allegedly advised the lady earlier than the sexual assault, based on police.

When police tried to talk with Nicoletti, he declined on the advise of his lawyer, based on authorities.

A spokeswoman for the college didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark about whether or not Nicoletti has been positioned on go away.


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