Police are on the lookout for a suspect accused of committing lewd acts against at least seven women in southeast Oklahoma City.
The victims, all located in the area of SE 44th Street and S. Sunnylane Road, reported to police crimes ranging from indecent exposure to being physically assaulted by the suspect. The earliest crime is believed to have taken place in mid-June.
Based on information given by the victims, police were able to create a composite sketch of the suspect. They've been canvasing the area.
“They knocked on the door and asked if I had seen the guy before,” said a female apartment resident. “That he’s going around the area touching women and exposing himself inappropriately.”
Investigators describe the suspect as a black male in his early 20s, approximately 5’ 6” tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Police say the suspect had a slender build with sandy brown afroed hair. He also wore small diamond earrings.
“It’s unwarranted and certainly unwelcomed sexual assaults,” said Msgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City Police Department. “He doesn’t know the women and the women have never seen him before. In many cases they are simply going about their business when he walks up and grabs them.”
News 9 spoke to several women who live in the area. Some say they recognize him and others are hearing of the attacks for the first time on social media or on the news. They are worried for their children and women who work late hours are concerned for their safety.
“Don’t know if he lives over here or if he’s watching or anything of that nature,” said a female resident in the area.
One victim told police the man exposed his genitals to her in an area where children were playing. Police think there are more than the reported seven victims. They want to catch him before he strikes again.
“There is a high likelihood there are people out there who we haven’t heard from yet,” Knight said.
If you have any information regarding this crime, or if you have had any contact with this individual, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.