Police: Serial groper may be linked to 5 sex assaults in Northwest DC

- Police say the same suspect may be connected to five sex assaults that have been reported in and around the Georgetown area of Northwest D.C. since February.

The first incident was reported on February 4 around 12:55 p.m. in the 1900 block of 39th Street. Over two months later, on April 6, a second incident was reported around 11:10 p.m. in the 3300 block of N Street. Officers say a third incident was reported on April 17 around 11:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of K Street.

The man suspected in these three incidents is described by police as wearing a hooded jacket or as having a hood over his face. In the two April incidents, the man is described as having a light skin tone and facial hair.

Over the weekend two additional sex assaults were reported in Georgetown. The incident described as the fourth in the string of attacks was reported Saturday night around 11:35 p.m. in the 3400 block of O Street. Investigators say the suspect is a male with a light complexion, brown hair, and wearing a light colored hoodie with black sweatpants.

Just an hour later, at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the fifth sex assault was reported nearby in the 3500 block of O Street. Police say the suspect was described as a white male, with gray and black hair, wearing black jogging shorts.

Police are investigating the possibility that all five incidents are connected because the description of the suspect in each incident is similar.

Anyone with information should call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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