Detectives Investigating Mount Vernon Sexual Assault

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau Sex Crimes Unit are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Aug. 17 at 9:29 p.m. in the 8700 block of Sacramento Drive in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. The victim, an adult female, was walking east on Sacramento Drive towards Richmond Highway when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect. The victim was pulled into the nearby bushes where she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint. The victim was able to break free from the suspect, and he ran away in an unknown direction.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. Patrol units, along with our canine and helicopter, saturated the area to locate the man responsible for this incident, but he was not found.

Yesterday, detectives canvassed the area to identify any witnesses and surveillance footage that may have captured the suspect before or after the attack. The suspect was described as an unknown race male, 5’8” to 6’, and with an average build. At the time of the attack, he was wearing all black clothing with gloves and a black mask covering his head. He was armed with a handgun. Detectives are asking community members who reside in the area to review home surveillance in the evening hours of Aug. 17 for any suspicious people.

Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you. 

 Victim advocates from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to this case to ensure the victim receives the appropriate resources and assistance. 

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