Oak Leaf Trail suspect arrested

CREATED Nov. 18, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The female jogger who was fondled by a man on the Oak Leaf Trail last week isn't the only one who has had such an experience, police said Monday.

Milwaukee police announced Sunday that they had arrested the man they were looking for in connection with the fondling of the jogger, which occurred about 8:20 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 3100 block of Lincoln Memorial Drive. The woman was jogging when a man on a bicycle approached her and grabbed her. He fondled her, but she fought him off and he ran away.

Since police announced they were looking for the man, more alleged victims have come forward, police said Monday.

"Detectives are looking into several reports of assaults that occurred before the incident Wednesday but that were not reported to police until after the suspect's information was shared publicly over social media, print and broadcast," police said in a statement. "Because we do not want to jeopardize the investigation, which includes lineups involving the suspect, we are not releasing additional details at this time. It would be detrimental to the prosecution of this case if the suspect's mug shot and/or name were to be made public at this time."

Before the man was arrested, he was described as being in his 30s with curly, shoulder-length blond hair and a knit cap.

Milwaukee police are asking any victims who may not have reported an incident to contact police and share any information about their encounter with the suspect at (414) 935-7405.

"We have reason to believe there could be additional victims who have not reported their information to police," police said.