UPDATE (8/1/2014): UPDATE (8/1/2014): Police now say the teenager found unconscious and bloody near Comic-Con early Sunday may not have been assaulted, as previously reported, but was likely the victim of a fall. However, ABC San Diego says charges against a 29-year-old man, described below, are still being referred to the district attorney’s office for consideration.
SAN DIEGO — A costumed Comic-Con attendee who was found bloodied by a downtown San Diego hotel pool early Sunday was injured during a fall, not an assault, police said Thursday.
The girl was found hurt at the Marriott Marquis and Marina on Harbor Drive about 1 a.m., Harbor Police Sgt. Todd Rakos said. Police reviewed images from several surveillance cameras and determined she was injured after she fell from about 6 feet. They also interviewed community members and other Comic-Con attendees. There is a fence in the area, Port of San Diego spokeswoman Tanya Castaneda said.
Police determined the teen had been with a man she knew most of Saturday, and was with him until about 11 p.m. when a party they went to in one of the hotel’s rooms was broken up after a noise complaint, Rakos said. That man was later arrested at the hotel.
He was booked into jail on suspicion of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was not arrested on assault charges.
Castaneda said there are “no plans to charge anyone with sexual assault at this time.”