Teen could face charges after several assaults

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A 16-year-old may face charges in four cases ranging from assaults to burglaries.

The possible charges come after a woman reported an attempted sexual assault Wednesday night, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

The teen was arrested near where the four crimes had been reported since Nov. 11. Police are investigating similarities between those assaults and several others in the Avondale and Skidaway corridor areas, according to police.

On Wednesday night, a woman told police that a young male broke into her house and pushed her down before demanding sex. He left when she began fighting him off.

Police said their investigation has linked the teen to three other similar cases.

On Nov. 23, a woman told police that she was dragged into her own home by a young male who was also grabbing under her robe. She fought back and suspect ran out the same door he had entered.

On Dec. 1, a woman told police that a male of the same description went into her home looking for a woman who lived there, according to SCMPD. She told him the woman wasn't home, he tried to overpower her and pull at her clothing until she screamed for her boyfriend, according to police. He then ran from the house.

On Dec. 13, a woman told police that a young man she recognized in the area forced his way into her house and sexually attacked her. Police said the suspect had cut the screen on her door to unlatch it to get inside.

Police were connected those cases and two other similar cases on Thursday after they questioned the suspect. Police had been investigating the cases up until then, but had not been able to positively connect them until after the interview.

Violent Crimes and Special Victims Unit detectives continue to investigate the cases.

Those with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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