Composite sketch of serial fondling suspect (Fairfax County Police Department)
A teen victim we spoke to said she was walking home from school when she was attacked.
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -
Police have released a sketch of a serial fondler in Fairfax County. Police say he approaches his victims on the street, usually from behind, fondles them, and then runs away. He has struck five times and all of the attacks have occurred in Springfield.
Police have come up with the sketch after talking with several victims. They have described the suspect to police as a man in his 30s with dark eyes and a neatly trimmed beard.
FOX 5 showed the sketch to the teenager who was victimized a week ago while walking in her neighborhood around 9 a.m. After looking at the sketch, she added the man had hairy arms and wore dark glasses.
"I was coming to my house because I left my sister at school, which is like one minute away from here walking, and I was coming back and somebody came behind me and was started to touch me," said the teen victim. "I never met this guy before, never saw him before. The guy just kept touching me for five seconds, so I pushed him back and had time to look at him and I saw his face, but he was wearing glasses and a red hat and he started running away towards the school."
Since September 7th, police say the man has fondled woman and girls on a path in the 6700 hundred block of Metropolitan Center Drive as well as near the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Springfield Boulevard.
"Clearly he hasn't shown any signs of stopping, so that's the concern that you have somebody out there who is doing something that is invasive, that is upsetting and concerning to women," said Fairfax County Police spokesperson Lucy Caldwell.
On Erving Street, where a teenager was fondled a week ago, neighbors want this guy off the street now.
"It's disgusting," said neighbor Daryll Fine. "I'd put a stop to it myself and I've heard other people say that."
"Whenever I go out, I certainly look around for this guy. Police asked me to do that and I'm going to do it," said another neighbor, Art Ceigersmidt.
The victims say the man has said nothing during these encounters, which have occurred in the morning, midday and at night.