Police Investigate New 'Hilltop Creeper' Incident


UPDATED: Friday August 10, 2012 6:45 AM

Columbus police confirm they are investigating another incident involving a man referred to as the "Hilltop Creeper."

Police said the man broke into the rear of a woman's home Thursday morning on South Terrace Avenue.

The woman told investigators she woke up to find the man in her bedroom.

She told 10TV News the man grabbed her breast and she screamed, causing the man to flee.

The Columbus Division of Police's Sexual Assault Unit is now investigating 16 incidents which department officials believe are related.

All of the incidents occurred on the west side in the Hilltop or Franklinton neighborhoods between December and August.

Anyone with information should call the Sexual Assault Unit Tip Line at 614-645-2438.

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