On July 14, 2021, the Wheaton Police Department arrested Bashir Saberi Pour on two counts of misdemeanor battery and two counts of disorderly conduct stemming from separate incidents. The first occurred at Northside Park on May 14, 2021, and the second occurred at Wheaton College on May 29, 2021.
Bashir Saberi Pour
36 years old
330 S. President St.
During the first incident, at Northside Park, it is alleged Pour approached a 16-year-old female and engaged in conversation with her. He allegedly asked her numerous personal questions. When the female stood up to leave, it is alleged that Mr. Pour hugged her and kissed her without her permission.
During the second incident, at Wheaton College, it is alleged Pour approached a 22-year-old female who was sitting on a blanket on the lawn area of Wheaton College. Mr. Pour allegedly engaged in conversation with her and asked her numerous personal questions. When the female stood up to leave, Pour allegedly hugged her and kissed her head without her permission.
Wheaton Police Detectives identified Bashir Saberi Pour as a suspect, and he was subsequently charged with Battery and Disorderly Conduct based on probable cause to believe he committed the alleged crimes. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department and released by posting $3,000 cash bond (10%).
"The alleged actions of Mr. Pour are certainly alarming, and he will be held accountable," Wheaton Police Chief William Murphy said. "I commend our detectives for their excellent work in this investigation."
Note to the Public: Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant's guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government's burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.