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Police Look for Peeper

Man responsible for other peeping and exposure occurrences in Centreville.

Fairfax County police believe the same man is responsible for at least three peeping incidents and a fondling in Centreville. He's described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, with a thin build and short hair.

They've released a composite photo of the suspect, and anyone with information about him or any of the incidents is urged to call police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888. The latest incidents are as follows:

* On Sunday, Sept. 14, around 3 a.m., a 16-year-old Centreville girl awoke to discover a man standing beside her bed and fondling her. Police say her entered her home on Field Flower Trail in The Meadows community while she was asleep. According to police, "The man asked the teen-ager to touch him, but the girl didn't move. The man then left the house." Police checked the area, but did not find the man.

* POLICE SAY the same man returned to that house, Wednesday, Sept. 24, around 11 p.m., and knocked on a rear window in an attempt to get the teen-ager's attention. Again, he left before police arrived and was not found.

* Police believe the man turned up again Thursday, Sept. 25, in the 6400 block of Paddington Court in Centreville's Lee Overlook community. A 15-year-old girl was in her bedroom, around 10 p.m., when she heard a knock on her window. She looked out and saw a man standing outside. She told her parents, and the police were called. Police set up a perimeter in the area, but the unwelcome visitor had already fled.

* The most recent incident happened Sunday, Sept. 28 — also in Lee Overlook. That night, around 11:55 p.m., officers spotted a man matching the suspect's description peeping in a home in the 14900 block of Rydell Road. Police tried to stop him, but he got away on foot. Again, police established an extensive perimeter, but to no avail.

All four of the above incidents occurred in the same, general geographic area of Centreville — near Stone Road, south of Route 29. Besides these ones, police believe the man is also responsible for a series of other peeping and exposure occurrences in the Centreville area.