Springfield Man Charged with Rape
West Springfield Police District – A 60-year-old Springfield man is facing charges for raping a woman through the use of her mental incapacity. Bernard Betts-King was arrested today by our Major Crimes detectives after an investigation found the victim had been raped in early 2018. At the time of the assault, Betts-King was working with the victim as a behavioral specialist at the MVLE Community Center at 7420 Fullerton Road, in Springfield. He is also currently employed by Community Living Alternatives, located at 9401 Lee Highway, in Fairfax. Both organizations have cooperated with the investigation.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking for anyone with information to contact them at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Betts-King is currently being held without bond at the Adult Detention Center.
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