Police on Thursday released two sketches of a man believed to have exposed himself to a woman and then sexually assaulted another woman a few minutes later early Saturday in the Inner Sunset.
In the first incident, at 2:15 a.m., a man followed a woman from Haight and Stanyan streets several blocks to Stanyan and Frederick streets, where he began masturbating as he stared at her, police said.
Minutes later, another woman was accosted while entering her apartment in the 300 block of Carl Street, according to police.
The suspect grabbed her from behind in the lobby and began sexually assaulting her, and she fought him off by kicking him, police said.
The police sketches depict men with different features — one drawing, for instance, shows the suspect with more hair than the other — but authorities said the two victims gave similar descriptions of the suspect: a white man in his mid-20s, with short, straight, light-brown hair. One woman said the man was wearing a plaid shirt; the other a brown or dark green pullover sweatshirt or sweater.
The two incidents are not at this time believed to be related to a third incident that also happened nearby, at 11 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Lincoln Way, in which a female UC San Francisco employee walking to her car was approached by a man with his pants down who groped her chest. The woman also fought the man off.
That incident is being investigated by UCSF police.