Detectives Investigating Reston Sexual Assault 

Reston Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau Sex Crimes Unit are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday in the 2200 block of Lovedale Lane in Reston. Officers were called to an apartment around 11:50 p.m. for the report of a woman who was sexually assaulted. The victim was asleep and awoke to a man standing inside her apartment. The man threatened the woman with what appeared to be a knife and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as a black man, unknown age, approximately 5’6”, thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a mask, and gloves.  

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. Patrol units and K9 officers saturated the area to locate the man, but he was not found. Detectives are asking community members who reside in the area to review home surveillance in the evening hours on Sunday for any suspicious activity.  

 “Our detectives have been working nonstop on this case. We’ve developed and are actively following up on several promising leads. I have the utmost confidence the suspect will be identified soon and we will do everything we can to hold him accountable for this heinous crime,” Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander, Major Crimes, Cyber & Forensics.

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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