(Oct. 24, 2013) – Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in two assaults on and near the college’s Loudoun Campus.
The suspect in the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office case is described as a White, possibly Hispanic, male in his 20’s. In the NOVA Police case he is described as a White, possibly Middle Eastern, male. Both
victims described the suspect as being approximately 5’6” to 5’7” tall with an athletic build and short black hair. He also speaks with a thick accent of unknown descent. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored T-shirt and striped shorts.
On Tuesday morning, a female student reported that sometime between 7:20PM and 8PM on Monday she was walking from the campus to a bus stop located in the 21100 block of Potomac View Road. An unknown male started talking to her about the bus. He tried to kiss her cheek, and then he hugged and kissed her.
The victim reported the assault after learning of a similar incident that occurred on the NOVA Loudoun Campus around 7PM Monday that was reported to the NOVA Police. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has learned of an additional witness who observed the possible suspect in the area on the same date and timeframe as the previous incidents. The suspect approached her and believing he was suspicious, she left the area. Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are working with personnel from the NOVA Police Department to determine if the cases are related.
If you have any information regarding the possible identity of the suspect, you are asked to call Detective S. Tresselt of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475, or Sgt. K. Haynes, NOVA Police Department at 703-764-5000.