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Police arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with four counts of sex assaults after four city women were attacked recently.
Police said the arrest came after officers collected something a man left at a crime scene on May 13 and had it processed for DNA.
In the May attack, a 28-year-old woman was walking near Stapon Road and Reenders Drive when a man came up behind her and grabbed her upper and lower body, as well as simulated a sexual act.
Three more women -- all out walking and jogging -- were then groped this week by a man on a bike in separate incidents.
Police said they sent the evidence to an RCMP lab for processing and arrested the 18-year-old man hours after the most recent attack.
"We put a rush on this," said Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Jason Michalyshen.
He said members of the public should be pleased with the arrest.
This Tuesday, a 31-year-old woman was grabbed near Ness Avenue and Sackville Street.
Then on Wednesday, a 41-year-old woman was grabbed near Academy Road and Harrow Street.
And on Thursday, a suspect groped a 49-year-old woman near Wolseley Avenue and Camden Place.
The 18-year-old is now at the Remand Centre and is charged with four counts of sexual assault.
He is known to police.