Police Investigate Sexual Assault in the Lorton Area

Police were called for a report of a sexual assault on Friday, June 3 around 4:55 p.m. An investigation determined a 20-year-old woman was walking in the area of Richmond Highway near Cherwek Drive when a man approached from behind, grabbed her dress and sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled on foot.

Police units and a K-9 team searched the area extensively but did not locate him. The suspect was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and clean-shaven, with short, dark hair. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives canvassed the area today seeking more information and ask anyone with information to contact Fairfax County Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call us directly at 703-691-2131.