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Fayetteville police investigate sex assault, peeping

Posted June 21, 2010

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— Police were investigating a sexual assault and a peeping incident that were reported on Bear Creek Circle in Fayetteville early Monday.

Officers responded to the peeping incident at about 2:25 a.m. A woman reported that a man knocked on her window, and when she opened her door, he tried to pull her outside. The woman told officers that she screamed, and the man jumped a fence and fled the area.

As officers investigated the case, they received another call from Bear Creek Circle about a sexual assault. A man fitting the same description as the suspect in the peeping case knocked on another woman's back door, and when she answered, he pulled her outside and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The incidents are similar to one reported on June 5 in the Bingham Drive area nearby, police said.

In that case, a woman told police she was smoking outside her home at about 5 a.m. when she saw a man at the side of her house. She said she went back inside, and when she looked out the window, she saw the man staring inside and touching himself.

Police said they don't think the cases are linked to a highly publicized string of rapes in the Fayetteville area between last June and January.

Anyone with information about any of the cases is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or 910-483-TIPS.

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  • poohpdoo2002 Jun 21, 2010

    My question is..."Why would they open the door to someone they do not know at 2 something in the morning?" I'm not saying that gives the perpetrator the right to assault them because it doesn't, but honestly, why would you open the door to a stranger especially that time of night?

  • itsmyownopinion Jun 21, 2010

    The last time an article was posted about the "Peeping Tom" I said he sounded more like a rapist or burglar, because the article said he was trying to get in. I would never open my door to a stranger, or, for that matter, some people I've met or know.

  • johnstonredneck Jun 21, 2010

    Does anybody know where the peeping Tom is that was caught in Smithfield around a year ago?

  • hollylama Jun 21, 2010

    They should know what race he was since he wasn't wearing a shirt

  • chclt4lf2002 Jun 21, 2010

    A man fitting the same description as the suspect in the peeping case knocked on another woman's back door, and when she answered, he pulled her outside and sexually assaulted her, police said.

    It would be helpful to know what the man looked like even though you shouldn't be opening doors for people you don't know in this day and age, especially at 2am.

  • justamama Jun 21, 2010

    NEVER open the door when you don't know who it is... Very sorry that this has happened and I pray they find this guy before there is another victim.