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May 1, 2012 9:16 PM

Pima County Sheriff's Department still searching for sexual assault suspect

TUCSON - On Monday morning at 2 a.m., the Pima County Sheriff's Department received a call about a man who broke into a northeast side home and sexually assaulted one of three girls.

Their ages are 6, 8 and 10 years old, and they were sleeping in a bedroom at their grandparents' home at the time. Neighbors in the area are currently on edge.

Mark Johnson, who has 4 kids, lives on the street where the sexual assault took place.

"It's shocking because they were only here for the first time last night."

He also added that this isn't the first time suspicious behavior has been reported in the area.

"We had, I guess, a peeping Tom a couple years ago,when we first moved into the area."

In 2009, Amy Smith, who also lived on the same street, says she filed a police report after encountering a stranger in her backyard.

"He was brave enough at that point to get in our walled yard and we had a bush in the master bedroom window, and he would get in between the bush and master bedroom window," she said.

She worked with the Sheriff's Department for about a month, but the man was never found.

"Peeping Tom's are harmless is what I heard a lot. They're just boys wanting to watch, which to me was my privacy.that was violated and I didn't give my permission for that."

Now she wants other parents to be extra cautious.

"Just be aware. The picture they have of this gentleman, he looks nice enough., so be aware and don't dismiss anything."

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 20's with dark hair. He was last seen wearing dark glasses, dark shorts and a green, sleeveless shirt. If you have any information call 911 or 88-crime.

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