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Sketch Released of Man Who Tried to Sexually Assault 3 Women in Orange Park

Anyone who sees him is asked to immediately call 911.

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A sketch of a man wanted in the attempted sexual assault of three women at an Orange park was released Tuesday by police.

The first attack happened at about 4:10 p.m. July 25 on the Santiago Creek trail near Tustin Street and La Veta Avenue, said Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department.

The man grabbed the woman and was pushing her into an alcove before she broke free and he fled on his bicycle, McMullin said.

Two of the women spoke Tuesday about the attacks.

"As soon as I reached for my phone, he motioned if I did call 911 he made the motion that he would slit my throat," one woman said.

Another woman said she felt someone touch her from behind.

"I turned around, and I freak out, and I started screaming," she said.

The second incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Sunday when a woman was walking in the same area in the Santiago Creek bed near Spring Street. The man unzipped his pants and grabbed her arm, McMullin said. The woman managed to get free and shouted for help, prompting the attacker to flee, get on his bike and pedal away, McMullin said.

About 15 minutes later, the attacker grabbed a woman's buttocks nearby at the dead-end of Walnut Avenue, but when she hollered for help he fled, McMullin said.

The man, who is in his 40s, speaks English and Spanish. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 714-744-7521. Anyone who sees him is asked to immediately call 911.

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