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Sexual assaults in Annandale

Fairfax County sex crimes detectives are investigating three incidents in which a man grabbed or inappropriately touched women after quickly approaching them at night as they walked in the Avant Apartment Complex in Annandale.

At about 10 p.m. on May 9, a 25-year-old woman walking through a common area of a building in the 4500 block of John Tyler Court was assaulted, police said. When she screamed, the suspect fled.

The second and third incidents occurred June 6. At about 3 a.m., a 23-year-old woman in a common area of another building in the 4500 block of John Tyler Court was approached by a man, who grabbed her before fleeing. Within an hour, an 18-year-old woman walking to a building in the 7900 block of Charles Thomson Lane was assaulted by a man who quickly approached, then ran when friends came to help her.

None of the victims required medical attention, police said.

Other victims or anyone with information about the suspect may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637. Fairfax County Police can be reaced at 703-691-2131.

--Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  June 11, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Mary Pat Flaherty  
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