Police Investigate Possible 14th Fairfax Groping Incident

Woman says she was grabbed Thursday in Springfield

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    Police released this sketch of a suspect.

    Police in Fairfax County are trying to determine whether a 14th woman was attacked by a serial groper who has made unwanted advances on a number of women since September.

    Investigators say that a 43-year-old woman was walking in the 6000 block of Hibbling Avenue in Springfield at approximately 5:45 Thursday afternoon when a man grabbed her from behind and touched her. Police say the woman turned and yelled at the man, who ran away.

    Possible 13th Fairfax Groper Victim

    [DC] Possible 13th Fairfax Groper Victim
    An early victim of the Fairfax groper discusses the incident after a possible 13th victim was grabbed Thursday morning. Newds4 Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports. (Published Thursday, Dec 13, 2012)

    The suspect in the case is described as being between 20 and 30 years of age and wearing a black jacket and black pants.

    Most of the reported assaults have taken place in the Springfield area. Each assault has produced the same general description of the suspect: a man standing between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches high. The first assault took place September 7.