It’s been four days since the last attack by a serial rapist in Tulsa but the crimes are still fresh on residents’ minds.
Wednesday Tulsa police held their first downtown safety seminar at their headquarters. It was planned months ago but several women came out today because of recent attacks by the serial rapist.
While this meeting wasn’t officially about the serial sexual assault suspect and his crimes, that’s what was on women’s minds.
“They were interested mainly because of the situation going on,” said downtown worker Molly Wilson.
Wilson is an office manager downtown. She organized a group of more than a dozen women and a few men to attend the safety seminar.
“With the recent crime spree that’s been going on in Tulsa, people are more concerned about safety,” Wilson said.
Police told FOX23 there are no new developments on the case that they can share.
They are still looking for the man responsible for eight attacks on women spanning a month-long period and in locations all across the city.
“I think most women in this city are nervous when these things are happening and women are under attack in Tulsa. That’s as simple as it can be,” said resident Sharon King-Davis
Most of the attacks have happened near the end of the week or the weekend, but police said there will be the same number of officers working the special task force. They said they aren’t depending on the attacker to necessarily stick to his pattern.
About 50 people came out to today’s meeting and women there said they came away armed with information they can use.