Recognize him? Police need your help tracking down suspect after 2 sexual assaults in 12 hours

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police need your help to track down a suspect in connection with two separate sexual assaults that happened within about a 12-hour period Tuesday, November 8th.

The first incident happened around 6:15 a.m. near 80th and Acacia  -- near Milwaukee Sign Language School.

Milwaukee Sign Language School

"My daughter goes here and my granddaughter goes here and I just heard that there's a suspect around. There's deaf kids here too -- and I am concerned about the kids that go here as they walk home and go to school. Some of them can't hear," a parent said.

Police say the suspect, described as a black man, approximately 25 years old, standing 5'5" to 6" tall with a husky build, short hair and a medium complexion sexually assaulted a woman who was walking in the area.

The suspect then fled the scene.

He was last seen wearing a light blue and gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark shoes. He had a diamond studded earring in his left ear.

Police believe he was responsible for a second sexual assault that happened more than 12 hours later -- around 7:20 p.m. near 76th and Hustis.

A woman was walking in the area when she was sexually assaulted.

Police were on scene for several hours gathering evidence, including surveillance footage from a nearby business.

Sexual assault investigation near 76th and Hustis

Sexual assault investigation near 76th and Hustis

Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7405.