Charleston police releases sketch of man suspected of groping woman

Charleston police releases sketch of man suspected of groping woman

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have released a sketch of a man believed to have groped a woman in Charleston.

Charleston police say the incident happened at 7:11 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the area of 149 Smith Street.

The victim was walking her dog north on Smith Street towards Radcliffe Street when the suspect, described as a black male, 6-foot tall, wearing a black beanie and glasses, approached her and asked to pet her dog.

According to police, the suspect then grabbed the victim inappropriately and walked off.

CPD officials say there there may be a connection with this case and another where a man exposed himself. Investigators say in that case, the victim was unable to provide enough information to complete a sketch of the suspect.

That incident occurred at 11 a.m. on Feb. 25 in the area of 80 Pitt Street.

The victim was walking northbound on Pitt Street from Duncan Street when an unknown black male between 30 to 40 years of age, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, with a large build wearing glasses, was walking behind her and began to talk to her.

When she turned around, police say the suspect exposed himself to her.

The Charleston Police Department in conjunction with the College of Charleston Public Safety are continuing the investigations.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call the Charleston Police Department at 720-2418 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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