Police in Germantown are on high alert after five different women reported being harassed or indecently assaulted by a man during a one-hour span Monday morning.
The victims, who range in age from 14 to 23, were all approached by a man in the area of Greene Street and Chelten Avenue between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., Special Victims Unit Capt. John Darby said.
In some instances, Darby said, the man indecently assaulted his victims and in others, he harassed them. Darby said in one case, he approached a young woman, pushed her against a wall and began kissing her neck, while in another case, another woman reported being followed off a SEPTA bus by a man who inappropriately touched her leg.
“That’s not an indecent assault, but it’s certainly intimidating,” Darby said of that incident.