Police seek victims of campus groping incidentsA Superior man is again facing charges for biking by female pedestrians and grabbing their buttocks.
A Superior man is again facing charges for biking by female pedestrians and grabbing their buttocks.
John Frank Young, 28, is lodged at the Douglas County Jail on two counts misdemeanor fourth degree sexual assault and one count of felony stalking, according to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Alexander with the Superior Police Department.
In the past week, the Superior Police Department and UWS Campus Safety have received multiple complaints of a male on a bicycle following, and in some cases, grabbing the buttocks of female pedestrians. The recent reports all involved college-aged female victims and the assaults occurred on or around the UWS campus.
The suspect was described as a white male, in his mid to late 20s, longer brown beard, wearing a stocking hat and a brownish/black jacket with an orange stripe down the sleeves. The suspect was believed to be riding and orange or red bicycle.
Superior police officers recalled similar incidents from April 2012. Young was convicted of one count of fourth degree sexual assault for biking past two female joggers and grabbing their buttocks along the Osaugie Trail. He was sentenced to one year of probation but probation was revoked and he spent six months in jail for the charge. Officers have had contact with Young at an apartment near UWS in the past month, according to the release.
An officer observed Young on Sunday wearing clothing matching the description as well as riding a red bicycle. Young eluded officers. The investigation continued and Young was located and arrested around 12:30 p.m. Monday. No criminal complaint has been filed against Young, according to online court records.
The Superior Police Department is requesting anyone who may have been subject to a similar assault to contact the department.
The investigation is ongoing.