Accused serial groper charged in seven more assaults

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Once you grope, you just can't stop. At least that was the problem for alleged Minneapolis serial groper Phillip William Acosta, 41. He was charged last week in two incidents at the University of Minnesota, but police have added seven more to the list and are expected to add even more.

Acosta says he likes female butts, but this is a little over the top.

And in other groping news, another man is accused of attacking women on the Minnesota State University-Mankato campus.

Acosta didn't know any of the victims, according to the Star Tribune. The latest charges allege he groped more women on the U campus and one woman in Uptown between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

More details on the MSU incidents from KSTP:
Officers told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS there have been two separate attacks over the past week at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

The latest incident happened Saturday night inside the stairwell of the school's performing arts building on campus.

According to police, the assailant acted as if knew the 21-year-old victim in order to get close to her. He then hugged her and tackled her to the ground before he began groping her.

The second incident happened off campus near Pohl Road and Balcerzak Drive. The 18-year-old victim said she was sexually assaulted while she was walking alone.

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