Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Rochester Police Department is looking for a man suspected of groping two women on a busy southeast Minnesota trail. 

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Communications Coordinator Amanda Grayson says officers responded to a pair of sexual assault reports at the trail Sunday afternoon. 

The incidents were reported separately but are believed to have been committed by the same suspect, the police report says. 

Police Looking For Man Who Groped Two Women on Douglas Trail in Rochester

Grayson says the reports came from an area near the Valleyhigh Dr. entrance to the Douglas Trail in northwest Rochester


The first victim told police she was about to start a bike ride when a man on a bike, described as a person in his late teens, asked if he could touch her. 

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The woman reported telling the man no and starting her bike ride. She told officers the suspect followed her and grabbed her buttock. 

Wooded area along the Douglas Trail. Google
Wooded area along the Douglas Trail. Google

The second victim reported she was running when the same male rode up behind her and slapped her buttocks twice. 

Grayson says officers searched the area but could not find the suspect. A description of the teenage man was not listed in the police report.

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