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Sketch released after reported South Milwaukee sexual assault

SOUTH MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating the attempted assault of a teenage girl in South Milwaukee late Friday night, July 27th. They have released a sketch of the suspect, whom they believe may also be responsible for an additional sexual assault in South Milwaukee, and sexual assaults in Bayview.

In the latest incident, police say the girl was walking near 15th Avenue at Chestnut with two friends around 11:40 p.m. Friday when they were approached by a suspicious man.

That man was able to detain the victim, attempted to remove some of her clothing and then took off.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 20 years old, 5'8" tall and thin, with very short brown hair.

South Milwaukee police believe this man is responsible for a sexual assault that occurred July 3rd just blocks away. A woman says she was groped by a man who approached her from behind outside a home.

Police believe this man may also be responsible for four reported sexual assaults in Bayview.

"I will be locking the doors a lot more," Lisa Maier said.

Maier was trying to go to bed when she woke up to teenage girls at her door late Friday night.

"My doorbell starts ringing and someone starts pounding on it and I thought it was some girls on the block playing like ding dong ditch, so I just kind of ignored it," Maier said.

Maier said she regrets not answering the door, because as it turns out it wasn't a prank -- it was a call for help.

"You just don't think that kind of stuff is going to happen in your neighborhood," Maier said.

"It's intimidating. You pray for the best and hopefully nothing like this happens to your children," neighbor Stephanie Gooley said.

If you have information that could help the South Milwaukee Police Department in this case, you're urged to call 414-768-8060 or Crimestopppers at 866-373-6227.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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