A serial groper is at-large in Anaheim, allegedly attacking teenage girls walking to Savanna High School in the morning. Anaheim police sexual assault detectives and Safe Schools investigators are looking into three reports of sexual batteries that are said to have occurred since late last week, with the most recent incident happening yesterday morning on West Lincoln Avenue.
The purported perv is described as an unshaven Latino man in his 20’s or 30’s with a thin build and short hair. He’s also said to be between 5’3” and 5’6” in height. In each of the alleged attacks, the groper creeps up on victims from behind and grabs their buttocks and breasts before running away.
Anaheim police are working closely with the Anaheim Union High School District. They’re encouraging parents and students to report suspicious activity right away. Police released a composite sketch of the suspect this afternoon, courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The high alert near the campus recalls Jose Alfredo Gradilla-Cuevas, the notorious Cal State Fullerton ass-slapper. Police apprehended the man after a months-long string of off-campus sexual batteries committed between 2014 and 2015.
Anaheim law enforcement is hoping to have similar luck soon. Anyone with information about alleged incidents or the perpetrator is encouraged to call the Anaheim Police Department at 714-765-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
Updated with composite sketch and new details.