Police Investigate Whether Assault Related To Springfield Fondling Cases

10:57 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police say a 15-year-old girl was grabbed from behind and fondled in Springfield on Tuesday. There were three other reports of a groper in the area in September and police now say the suspect in this case is probably same guy, reports Peggy Fox.

Police are urging women and girls to not walk alone.

According to police, the girl was walking northbound on Hibbling near Exmore Street at approximately 7:15 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind and fondled. She pulled away from the suspect and fled.

Peggy Fox (@PeggyTV) reports that the suspect grabbed her in bear hug from behind and fondled her breasts. Fox will have more on self defense strategies on 9News Now at 5 p.m.

In the other assaults, the suspect was described as a Hispanic or Asian male who wore a red baseball cap. Police did not provide a description of the suspect in this latest assault in Springfield.

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