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Police working to identify accused serial groper

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 03:20:11-04

LANSING, Mich. — Have you seen this man?

Women in Lansing's Groesbeck neighborhood tell us he's groped them while riding his bike. Police are looking to identify him before he strikes again.

One woman sat down with News 10 about the attack. The woman who wants to remain anonymous, says she went for a jog like any other normal day. That's when a man came up to here out of nowhere.

"All of a sudden I just felt this blinding pain....and it was just very surprising to me," she said.

In shock, the woman turned and saw the man who smacked her on her bottom and lower back.

"I turned and made eye contact with an individual on a bike and they went over the curb and started biking in the opposite direction," she explained.

The woman quickly called 911 and made a police report at the Lansing Township Police Department. Earlier this week, they released pictures of the man they think is responsible. She says the man hit her with enough force to cause whiplash, not to mention the emotional wounds.

"There's a lot of anxiety. I'm having trouble sleeping because I know someone is out there that did this to me and very well may do it to someone else. "

And he is accused of doing this to someone else. Another woman in Groesbeck reported a similar attack. East Lansing Police say an incident happened there West Grand River on July 19, and the suspect matches the description. The woman News 10 spoke with hopes the man is caught and charged.

"I don't think any woman, person, should be afraid to be able to go out and run and walk or enjoy their neighborhood. I hope that he is found and I hope that he is arrested and prosecuted. It's very scary," she said.

Both the Lansing Township Police Department and East Lansing Police Department are working to identify the man, so if you have any information, contact them.

East Lansing Police Department: 1-877-ELPD-TIP or (517) 319-6884.

Lansing Township Police Department: (517) 485-1700.

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