Man Arrested After Sexual Assault of Teen at Springfield Town Center

Franconia Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau have arrested a 34-year-old man after he sexually assaulted a teenager in Springfield. Yesterday, just before 4 p.m., officers responded to the Town Center after a teenager was followed and sexually assaulted by an unknown man inside a bathroom. The 17-year-old victim contacted his mother who called police and provided a description of the suspect. Officers assigned to patrol the Town Center quickly located and detained the man. After an hours-long investigation, detectives charged Corey Venable, of Washington D.C., with forcible sodomy, abduction with the intent to defile and providing false information to law enforcement, he was also served with an outstanding warrant from another agency. Venable is held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.

Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please provide your contact information.

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