Police locate teens allegedly responsible for Rexburg gropings

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REXBURG — Police have identified three teenage boys they believe are behind a series of gropings that occurred last week near the Brigham Young University-Idaho campus.

The teenagers were in a small gray car with 1M plates when one of the boys jumped out and grabbed three women at different locations Thursday evening, according to Rexburg Police Captain Randy Lewis. Two of the women were groped on the buttocks while the third had her breast groped.

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“Over the weekend our detectives tracked down the teenagers and we’re interviewing them today,” Lewis tells EastIdahoNews.com. “The prosecutor will decide whether to file criminal charges.”

BYU-Idaho sent the following alert to students after the incidents:

Last night, Rexburg Police received three calls about a man making unwanted sexual advances and contact toward three different women who were walking home alone. If you have any information that may help police find the alleged assailant, you are encouraged to contact Rexburg Police at (208) 359-3000.

Students who wish to have a personal escort to their apartments after dark may call Campus Security at (208) 496-3000. Please visit the http://emergency.byui.edu/sexual-misconduct/ to learn more about how to respond to a sexual assault situation and resources to help victims of sexual abuse. If you have additional concerns or needs please contact the BYU-Idaho Title IX Office at (208) 496-9209.