San Jose police today released a sketch of a man suspected in a series of sexual battery incidents near the San Jose State University campus earlier this month. Three sexual assaults occurred between 9 a.m. and noon on March 3 and the suspect in each incident was described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, standing at about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 to 180 pounds, according to police. He was clean-shaven, with black straight hair and a medium build, police said. He wore a black jacket with a white stripe down each sleeve and blue jeans.It appears all three victims are female students, but police have not said whether they all attend the university.The first incident on March 3 occurred at North Eighth and St. James streets, where the victim reported that a man approached her from behind, hugged her and touched her inappropriately, police said.On the same day, similar incidents happened at about 11:05 a.m. at East San Carlos and South 12th streets and at 11:13 a.m. in the 400 block of East San Fernando Street.On March 1, a female student was walking from the university’s Fourth Street parking lot to Duncan Hall, on the south side of the campus, when a suspect on a bicycle approached her and touched her inappropriately from behind.That suspect was described as having a dark complexion, being in his mid-30s and wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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