Police: Same man assaulting women on Fairfield-area trails

A composite drawing of a young man investigators believe is responsible for sexual assaults on women over two days was released by the Fairfield Police Department.

Police Lt. Stephen Crane says the first encounter was on Linear Trail near Northwood Drive and Lopes Road on Saturday, Aug. 2 just after noon. A woman told officers she was walking on the trail when a man approached her wanting to talk. She walked away and he proceeded to make sexual comments to her.

About 15 minutes later that same day, a 16-year-old girl jogging on a trail near Oakbrook Drive in Cordelia was approached from behind by a man who stopped to ask her for directions. Crane said the man then sexually battered the teen who fought back. He fled and despite a search by law enforcement and a police K9, the man was not found.

Sunday, Aug. 3 at about 6:30 p.m., a woman was jogging in the area of Lopes Road and Summer Grove Drive in Fairfield when a man came up behind and sexually assaulted her, Crane said.

The attacker was described as white, 18 to 20 years old and about 5 feet 7-8 inches tall. He had light brown to reddish brown hair worn short, a "thin" beard and a narrow jaw. He was described as slim.

Anyone who recognizes the man from the drawing or has information on the assaults was asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (707) 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at (707) 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.


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