Cops: String of sexual assaults in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Bixby most likely connected

TULSA - Officers now believe they are looking for a serial sexual battery suspect committing crimes across Green Country.

"The Tulsa Police Department, the Bixby Police Department and the Broken Arrow Police Department have conferred about sexual assaults that occurred in all three jurisdictions and believe it is likely they are connected," TPD said in a press release. "All three agencies are working together on these cases."

According to police, a man entered a business Jan. 23 at in Bixby and "committed a sexual battery upon a female employee." Three days later, a man did the same at a Broken Arrow business.

Earlier in the day, TPD released information on three recent incidents of sexual battery near 71st and Memorial -- one in the Woodland Hills Mall parking lot, the other two inside nearby businesses.

During one of the incidents, police say the suspect exposed himself to a 16-year-old.

A robbery and sex assault last week in Broken Arrow may also be connected.

2NEWS spoke with one of the victims.

"He started on the outside of my pants and worked his way to the inside," she said. "You always think you know what to do in those situations and people tell you what to do. You're supposed to scream, kick and hit. I was in such shock, I just froze."

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The suspect is described as a white male, between 25 and 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and stocky with brown hair.

Authorities say the suspect wore orange sweat pants on two separate occasions and either an orange or black baseball-style cap.

The suspect wears glasses and having acne scars on his face. Police say during one of incidents the suspect was seen getting into a light colored four-door car with peeling paint.

One victim provided enough of a description that a sketch was made.

Last week, a separate sexual battery suspect was arrested for incidents that occurred in the 41st and Yale area near Promenade Mall. He is still in custody at this time.

Anyone who recognizes the attached sketch or has any additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

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