Tulsa Police Seek Suspect Linked To 4 Sexual Attacks

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6:52 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa sex crimes detectives, are looking for a man they believe has attacked four different women since last Thursday, including a rape that happened Wednesday night.

Three cases happened inside the victim's home, the other one while she was walking. The victims range in age from 29 to 68 years old.

The first one happened Thursday, June 5th near 45th Street and South Peoria Avenue, the second was Friday east of 71st Street and South Yale Avenue. The third attack happened Sunday near 42nd Street and South Detroit Avenue, and the fourth happened Wednesday night near 15th and Denver Avenue.

Detectives believe the four cases are related because of the things the man says during the attacks and the way he says them.

Police said last Thursday's attack in a South Tulsa apartment complex happened at 5 a.m. They said the man broke into the woman's apartment, held a knife to her throat, simulated a sex act, made lewd comments to her and left with her purse.

The next day, police said another victim was walking through the Coppermill Apartments at 6 a.m. when a man tried to steal her purse and laptop and knocked her to the ground. They said he pulled down her pants, made lewd comments and left with her purse.

Two days later, also 6 a.m., police said another victim opened her back door to feed her pet and the man forced her back inside. They said he simulated a sex act, made lewd comments and left with some money.

Officer Leland Ashley, with TPD, said, "This subject made the same comments with the same phrases as the two prior attacks, which leads us to believe it's the same one."

The fourth attack happened Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. and police said it was the worst one so far.

They said the woman's electricity went out so she stepped outside to see if her neighbor's had electricity and they did, so she went back inside and the man had entered her home.

They said he raped her and made the same lewd comments.

"None of these victims did anything incorrect. We had a predator, bound and determined he would attack these victims, and he did that," Ashley said.

The descriptions the victims gave vary in height and weight. They think it could be a black or Hispanic man, but in some of the attacks he was wearing a hoodie that covered his face.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.