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Police make arrest in sexual battery case

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Police have arrested a San Leandro man on sexual battery and attempted robbery charges following an alleged attack Friday. And they are investigating whether he was involved in as many as three other attacks.

Police said Marc Clarence Stevenson, 43, of San Leandro was arrested by San Leandro police Saturday during a traffic stop. They had placed Stevenson’s home under surveillance.

Police said they believe Stevenson brought a woman to a secluded location at Alameda Point on Friday and that he attempted to rob her at gunpoint. When she didn’t have anything to give him, he forced her to undress and went through her clothing, police believe.

The 375-pound Stevenson then allegedly fondled the woman and when she resisted, he ordered her out of his car and drove off, they said.

Police are trying to determine whether Stevenson was involved in an alleged February 11 rape out at Alameda Point. Police said the suspect in that case picked up the woman on East 14th Street in Oakland and allegedly drove her to a remote area of the Point. The suspect in that case was described as a white male, mid- to late-40s, weighing 300 pounds, though the vehicle he was alleged to be driving was not the same one police stopped Stevenson in Saturday.

Police are also investigating whether he was involved with another, similar case from September 2009 and an additional case from Oakland.

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