Former Fairfax County Man Charged in Connection with 1995 Sexual Assaults Involving Four Women

Former Fairfax County Man Charged in Connection with 1995 Sexual Assaults Involving Four Women

Detectives Working to Determine if Suspect is Connected to Other Cold Case Sex Assaults


Jude Joseph David Lovchik (Photo courtesy of Marion County Jail)

A former Fairfax County man is in custody facing charges in connection with a 1995 sexual assault in Reston involving four women. Our Major Crimes Bureau detectives and officers from the Ocala Police Department arrested 49-year-old Jude Joseph David Lovchik after a traffic stop near his home in Ocala, Florida, at about 8:30 am last Wednesday. Until September, Lovchik lived in the 7200 block of Linden Tree Lane in Springfield, Virginia. He’s being held at the Marion County Jail awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.

On August 25 of this year, DNA evidence confirmed an investigative lead our detectives had been pursuing. That evidence, as well as additional information uncovered by our detectives, led them to identify Lovchik as the suspect in an attack that occurred on June 6, 1995.

Detectives believe in the early morning hours on that day, Lovchik sexually assaulted four women in an apartment in the 11000 block of Olde Tiverton Circle in Reston.

Major Richard Perez of our Major Crimes Bureau today said, “Crimes like this are not common in Fairfax County, but this shows the dedication and determination of our agency to bring justice for these victims.”

Lovchik is currently charged with being a Fugitive from Justice but will be facing Armed Burglary, Abduction with Intent to Defile and Sodomy charges once he’s extradited back to Fairfax County. Additional charges are also expected in this case. Our Victim Services Section is actively working with the victims and ensuring they are receiving the necessary supportive services.

Captain David Smith of our Major Crimes Bureau today said, “The team of men and woman who have been working this case have put in a tremendous amount of work. As a result of their dedication, we have taken this predator off the street.”

We appreciate the cooperation from Ocala Police Department, and the assistance provided by our federal partners, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

We ask anyone who may have additional information on Lovchik, including other potential victims, to call 703-246-4623.

If and when additional charges are filed in this case, we will release an update. Please follow @fairfaxpolice for the latest in the case.