AUSTIN (KXAN) - Police are searching for a man they believe is connected to eight sexual assault cases dating back to August 2012.
The most recent assault was on Monday in the 8000 block of Gessner Drive . Four of the attacks have taken place this April.
Austin police detectives said in most instances, the suspect approached women in parking lots or laundry rooms of apartment complexes.
The assaults took place primarily in North Austin. Four of the cases were reported in areas near Interstate 35 and U.S. 183.
The other four took place near Lamar Boulevard between Rundberg Lane and Braker Lane.
So far in each of those cases the women screamed loudly and were able to scare him off, but police are concerned if they don't catch him soon these crimes could escalate.
"Obviously in a case like this this is someone that is going to continue to do this until he is caught as soon as we catch him we have prevented someone else from becoming a victim," said APD officer Darryl Jamail.
On several occasions, the women have had children with them. The last attack happened on April 22nd at an apartment complex on Gessner Drive.
Who Police are looking for:
- Hispanic male
- Estimated to be in his 20's
- 5'04" to 5'07"
- Thin build
- Short dark hair, possibly wavy
- Light complexion
- Spanish speaker
- May have a pierced ear and be wearing an earring
- May have marks in upper right cheek (may look like a rash or scratches)
- Typically wearing a t-shirt and jeans often splattered with paint
Anyone with information regarding this man are asked to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 512-974-5095, or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.
Map of sexual assault attempts:
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