Police Investigate Possible 22nd Assault in Serial Groper Attacks

A woman was groped Tuesday evening on Franconia Court.

The Fairfax County Police Department is currently investigating another incident that may be related to the series of assaults that have been happening mainly in the Springfield area since early September 2012.

In the latest incident, a 32-year-old woman reported that a man grabbed her from behind around 7 p.m. Tuesday while she was placing luggage into the trunk of her car in the 6400 block of Franconia Court, according to a FCPD news release. When the victim turned around, the man fled.

The woman described the suspect as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old and around 5 feet 10 inches tall. He wore a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a white ball cap. Police say this may be the 22nd incident in the area connected to this suspect.

Fairfax County Police are hosting a community meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Crestwood Elementary School located at 6010 Hanover Street in Springfield to discuss the series of assaults and to address questions and comments from concerned residents of the community.

Officers will provide a briefing of the series of assaults along with crime prevention strategies that may help women from being victimized. A Spanish-speaking interpreter will also be present.

See also:

Thursday: Serial Groper Incidents the Topic of Public Meeting with Police

Police Still in Search of Suspect in Serial Groping Incidents

Serial Groper Strikes Again, 18th Incident Wednesday

Serial Groper Strikes Again, Incidents Now Number 17

Alfonso March 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM
A symptom of open borders in a no leadership governmented state of a sad era and a mexifacation of fairfax county or as in other words the springfield fondler fits right in. we must honor his culture and must not offend his heritage. he came here for a better life.
Loretta T March 15, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Alfonso, before you comment next time please re-read the article. "The woman described the suspect as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old and around 5 feet 10 inches tall." Your racist comments are not welcome here.
Jack Johnson March 15, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Is the springfield fondler welcomed in here Loretta T??? he is hispanic get over it, he walks amongst us knowing damn well thats disguise. Acne and all the shaving cuts on his face. Hat, hood, nomadic hispanic why is it a racist issue he has run away 23 times now.
keith mahone March 18, 2013 at 09:46 AM
Before we can tell whether or not these alleged "gropings" are truly criminal behavior, we need to know what the alleged "perpetrator's" motives were and we need to know who he or she is so we can study his or her cultural background. It's all relative, people. Who are we to judge? And one thing that stands out to me is that these alleged "gropings" were done by a person, so how can they be illegal when people are not illegal. Also, I would like to add that "groper" is a terrible epithet with which to tag this lonely wanderer. So can we PLEASE just start referring to him or her as an “unsolicited physical affection provider”? Thank you, and welcome to the New Normal.


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