Man wanted for sexual abuse for 3 incidents within an hour in West Ridge

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Police are looking for a man who fondled or exposed himself to three teenagers Monday morning in the West Ridge neighborhood on the Far North Side.

All the incidents occurred within an hour of each other, and within about a six-block radius, according to a community alert from 24th District police.

About 7:15 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was walking in the 2600 block of West Granville when the suspect “approached from behind” and “touched the victim inappropriately,” police said in the alert.

About 15 minutes later, he approached a 16-year-old girl walking in the 6100 block of North Talman from behind and “touched the victim inappropriately,” police said.

The third incident happened about 40 minutes later in the 6000 block of North Mozart, where a 16- year-old told police she saw the suspect “exposing himself to her,” police said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Asian/Pacific man about 30, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot and 190 pounds with a light complexion. He was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black pants and black boots.

Residents are advised to alert neighbors to the situation, call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity, and not let children walk alone.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

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