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ASU's Serial Groper Makes the Jump From Butt-Grabs to Boob-Grab; Cops Taking Situation "Seriously"

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There's a serial groper tormenting women at Arizona State University's Tempe campus, and he seems to be getting more bold in his assaults.

According to the ASU Police Department, the groper has upped his game of focusing exclusively on groping women's butts. Now he's  copping some boob grabs, too.

The groper has struck six times since the assaults began last month. In the first five attacks, the groper would grab the victims' butts before fleeing immediately.

However, in the sixth assault, ASU Chief of Police John Pickens tells New Times, the groper grabbed the victim's breast.

"We're taking this seriously," Pickens says. "We take all complaints seriously."

The suspect's M.O. is simple -- he rides a bike and approaches women walking alone on the campus.

When he reaches his victim, the groper cops a quick feel and rides off before the women even know what hit 'em.

The suspect is described as a dark-haired male in his 20s -- so that oughta narrow it down.

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.

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