He’s been preying on women in Sydney for more than 15 years and now police have intensified their search for this serial sex predator.
This morning NSW police released a plea to the public to find a man who has snuck into 27 women’s homes on the eastern suburbs between 19885 and 2001 and attacked them.
Police made a connection between the crimes in 2005 when they saw similar modus operandi in five reported sexual assaults which occurred in Sydney’s east.
Special strike force ‘Doreen’ has now connected 27 attempted and actual sexual assault offences of women aged between 14 and 55 over 15 year period leading police to believe the same person is responsible.
Investigators believe the man would now be aged between 45 and 64, and describe him as being about 160-180cm tall, but more likely to be less than 170cm tall; with a dark complexion, dark, wavy hair; brown eyes, and a broad nose.
His physique changed over time, and in the 1980s was described being of a thin build, then in the early 1990s was described as being of a medium build, and in the later 1990s was described as being of an athletic or muscular build.
He kept his face covered on all occasions, and in most cases, he was dressed in casual clothing, including tracksuits, hooded jumpers, football-style shorts, or singlets.
Police were told the man was always either armed with a knife or threatened the presence of a knife, and spoke with an Australian accent.
Sex Crimes Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Mick Haddow, said investigators were committed to identifying and locating this man, and putting him before the courts.
“For more than a decade, Strike Force Doreen detectives have been conducting extensive inquiries, which adds to the work conducted by their colleagues for 20 years prior,” Det A/Supt Haddow said.
“While we don’t believe any further offences have been committed by this man since 2001, we would always remind the community to be vigilant and look out for each other.
“If at any time you feel unsafe or unsure of your surroundings, please seek assistance, and if you have been a victim of crime, contact police immediately,” Det A/Supt Haddow said.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.