| News |

ASU's Serial Groper Gets Even More Brazen; Assaults Woman in Front of Witnesses

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Arizona State University has a problem: a serial groper's running amok on the university's Tempe campus.

Since March, the groper has assaulted at least six women, and police believe he may have struck again last night.

About 8:15 p.m. yesterday, a woman was walking by herself -- but amongst other people -- on the Tempe campus. She was approached by a man on a bike who sexually assaulted her and then rode off.

The victim, police say, got a good look at the guy and believes he is the same person responsible for the other attacks.

As we pointed out last week, the groper appears to be getting more brazen in his attacks -- making the jump from butt-grabs to boob-grabs and now assaulting woman while other people are around.

We spoke to ASU Chief of Police John Pickens last week, who said cops are working hard to track this guy down.

The suspect is described as a dark-haired male in his 20s.

Pickens says he encourages victims to report any incidents right away.

Anyone with information about ASU's serial groper is asked to call the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.