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IMPD, Lawrence PD investigating series of sexual assaults

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 18:28:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Detectives are looking for a man believed to be connected to a series of sexual assaults on the east side of Indianapolis and in Lawrence, police said.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department described the alleged suspect as a Black male in his 20s or 30s who is between 5-feet-8-inches and 6-feet-3-inches tall with a muscular build.

IMPD and the Lawrence Police Department are investigating the sexual assault cases.

Police said they provided limited information "to help protect the victims involved and to protect the integrity of the investigation."

IMPD also reminded people to not open their door for strangers and to verify the identity of anyone claiming to be a service worker or representing a business.

Anyone with information should call IMPD detectives at 317-327-3330 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

IMPD Lieutenant Bruce Smith recommends if a utility or service worker comes to the door unannounced, to call your service or utility provider to double-check if an individual is supposed to be there, ask for identification and if uneasy at all, he recommends calling 911.

"We would much rather be dispatched on a situation that turns out to be nothing than not dispatched at all, and have one of these horrible incidents occur because someone was afraid to call," Smith said.