Cops: String of sexual assaults in Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Bixby most likely connected
10:07 AM, Jan 28, 2013
9:21 AM, Jan 29, 2013
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."