- The Washington Times - Monday, August 25, 2014

D.C. police are investigating three sexual assaults that occurred over a five-day period in Northwest neighborhoods and may be related.

All the assaults occurred in the early morning hours in the Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods and involved a Hispanic man attacking women as they passed on the street.

In the first assault, which happened at 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Kenyon Street Northwest, a man tried to talk to a woman on the street and then grabbed the woman and groped her.

A woman attacked on Saturday was stabbed during a similar assault. The woman was walking in the 1300 block of Oak Street Northwest around 2:30 a.m. when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her around her neck. He groped the woman underneath her clothing and stabbed her when she struggled with him.

The final assault happened at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Park Road Northwest. A woman walking through the area noticed a man following her. The man approached her, placed his arms around her waist and then groped her. The woman was able to run away.

In each incident, the suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s who is clean shaven. Some descriptions list him as having long dark hair and other times his hair is gelled back.