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Posted at 1:34 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Sterling man sought in Fairfax rape

By Tom Jackman
Tom Jackman

On the day after Christmas, an 8-year-old Fairfax County girl told her mother that a
family friend had raped her earlier in the day. On Wednesday, Fairfax police conducted a manhunt for the "friend," an alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, with warrants for forcible rape and forcible sodomy.

The attack occurred in the girl's bedroom about 10:30 a.m., in a townhouse on Cardigan Square in Centreville, Fairfax Detective Darrin DeCoster said. Other people were in the house but did not hear anything, DeCoster said. The girl reported the incident later in the day, and "we do have evidence to support that allegation," DeCoster said.


Salvador Portillo-Saravia. (Fairfax Police)

Police obtained warrants for Salvador Portillo-Saravia, 29, of Sterling, but have not been able to locate him.

On Wednesday morning, Fairfax detectives and U.S. marshals were canvassing the area around Sterling Boulevard and Route 7, looking for clues to Portillo's whereabouts.

"We believe he's still in the Northern Virginia area," DeCoster said, though police do not believe Portillo, a native of El Salvador, was in the country legally. He is an acquaintance of the victim's mother, police said.

Portillo is described as 5-foot-9, weighing 185 pounds, with "MS13" tattoos on his chest and other gang-style tattoos on his hands, arms and upper body. He was not armed at the time of the attack, but "anyone that's willing to take advantage of and assault an eight-year-old in the way this suspect did is obvously a danger to society," DeCoster said.

Anyone with information about Portillo's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS [8477], or text "TIP187" plus the message to "CRIMES [274637]." Tipsters may remain anonymous.

This item has been updated to reflect that the suspect is not related to the victim, as police initially reported.

By Tom Jackman  | January 5, 2011; 1:34 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman  
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Disgusting! This young man, and others, is precisely why I tell my 28 year old son and his girlfriend to stop bringing every Tom, Dick, Harry relatives and friends (in this case, Salvador) into their house around my 2 year old grandson. They like to party and even leave my grandson in the house with people they feel they can trust (e.g., a cousin you see twice a year -- a person you met 10 days ago) WRONG!

When my son was growing up, I watched him like a hawk, even with my own husband, who is my son's stepfather and has known him since he was 3. Most people don't usually expect something like this to happen. I don't either, but I make darn sure that when my grandson is in the house and we have relatives and others over, I keep a watchful eye on him. If that means he has to sleep with me while others are here, fine, but he will be in my room with me which means any SOB trying to pull what Salvador pulled would have to get to me first -- MS-13 or not, Salvador would not have liked that bullet I put in his cowardly butt.

Posted by: gladiatorgal | January 5, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Another illegal immigrant committing a rape.

Posted by: kenk33 | January 5, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Save our tax dollars and kill this maggot when he is caught.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 5, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse

The police believe he is not here legally!!! And just how do they determine that??? Did someone tell them???? If so he probably is illegal....he's not going back to El Salvador and no one is going to support him....Just a matter of time....

Posted by: pentagon40 | January 5, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Remember,they only come here to take jobs Americans refuse to do.

Posted by: slim21 | January 5, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Who is going to mow our lawns and do our laundry now?

Posted by: NyallsStJohnSmytheIV | January 5, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

This cannot be accurate. We learned from the Chandra Levy trial that sexual assault was a taboo among MS-13 gang members.

That's why Guandique allegedly confessed to having killed Chandra during an attempted robbery, but not rape. Guandique was going to be transferred to another prison, and he was afraid that he would be raped because everyone thought he raped Chandra. So he confessed to a cellmate that he had murdered Chandra, but during a robbery. And that's how the jury convicted him.

MS-13's prohibition on sexual assault was a key component of the prosecution's strongest witness.


Posted by: blasmaic | January 5, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse


We learned from the Chandra Levy trial that sexual assault was a taboo among MS-13 gang members.

Posted by: blasmaic
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Yeah, MS-13 members have a strict code of ethics.

blasmaic, you're a f#%king idiot.

Posted by: kenk33 | January 5, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

kenk33, to convict Guandique in Chandra's murder, you had to believe his motivation for confessing.

His motive for confessing to murder during a robbery was to escape MS-13's wrath. He was going to a new prison and sexual assault is taboo in MS-13. If you don't believe that's true, then you wouldn't be able to convict Guandique of Chandra's murder -- had you been on the jury.

Thanks for your solid response.

Posted by: blasmaic | January 5, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

This is so incredibly tragic. A child's innocence, gone forever. I hate to see all of the petty racial comments, they really do not serve any of us well. The only thing comments like accomplish is to make us look like a country of narrow-minded bigots. The bottom line is that a horrific crime against a little girl has occurred. It doesn't matter what the perpetrator looks like. We need to use our energy to find ways to combat people who prey on the innocent, and a system that too often allows them to get away with it. Focusing on their racial or ethnic background doesn't seem to do much good in dealing with the problem.

@gladiatorgal - You are absolutely correct. We must watch who we keep company with, who we allow in our homes, and around our children.

Posted by: jennjen | January 5, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"The only thing comments like accomplish is to make us look like a country of narrow-minded bigots"

I hate all these narrow minded bigots just as much as you do, Jen. Fairfax County needs to import more rapists from El Salvador and Guatemala. Organized crime (MS-13) and rape was severely lacking in FFX prior to the arrival of our new "diverse" neighbors.

Posted by: dnice22015 | January 5, 2011 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"The only thing comments like accomplish is to make us look like a country of narrow-minded bigots"

I hate all these narrow minded bigots just as much as you do, Jen. Fairfax County needs to import more rapists from El Salvador and Guatemala. Organized crime (MS-13) and rape was severely lacking in FFX prior to the arrival of our new "diverse" neighbors.

Posted by: dnice22015 | January 5, 2011 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I truly hope they catch that sick SOB and make him feel the same pain he made that little girl feel! What's worse is that the mother has to be feeling like crap right now because this was her relative she let in the home. SMDH This is so tragic but I tell people all the time, WATCH WHO YOU HAVE AROUND YOUR KIDS!!!

Posted by: dcdivacb | January 5, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

@gladiatorgal, I agree with you 200%!!!!!!

Posted by: dcdivacb | January 5, 2011 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The picture of the suspect looks like a mugshot. Wouldn't that indicate that he has been arrested before? What happened to sending illegals to ICE for deportation prior to release from police custody? This current crime could have been prevented.

@blasmaic -- Just because Gandique said he murdered a woman during a robbery, rather than during a rape, doesn't make the murder part false; just the motivation for the murder. Apparently, under MS-13 ethical code, murder and robbery are okay, but not rape.

Posted by: sheckycat | January 5, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, this guy is an animal. I hope his MS-13 brothers enact street justice on him before the cops can find him. Once a pedophile, always a pedophile. And how old are the other people he forcibly raped and sodomized?

Posted by: HappyArmyWife | January 5, 2011 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Jennjen and dcdivacb - you get it! I don't give a hoot what your color or nationality is because as an African American, I have all kinds of folks in my family from different backgrounds, culture and color. As such, I look at them all the same -- mostly with love; some with total disdain. Knowing how some of them choose to live their lives though, I also look at them as humans who are capable of criminal activity.

My family tells me I am too uptight, and they are probably right. However, a few things similar have happened in the past in my particular family and I have zero tolerance for people like this. I commend the family who turned this little piss ant in!

For those posting that it always seems like and illegal, Spanish speaking person who mostly only do this, you are loony. Most of us know damn well we have someone in own families that have done something completely unacceptable, yet sweep it under the carpet as long as you think it doesn't directly affect you! Wake up call - it does affect you because this crap of a piece of whomever has probably done it before, yet you turned a deaf ear to what you heard because you thought "that could never happen to me"!

All races/genders/cultures have the boogie man (or woman) out there waiting to prey on innocent children so wake up, cut the crap and protect your children!

Posted by: gladiatorgal | January 5, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

@blasmaic -- Just because Gandique said he murdered a woman during a robbery, rather than during a rape, doesn't make the murder part false; just the motivation for the murder. Apparently, under MS-13 ethical code, murder and robbery are okay, but not rape.

Posted by: sheckycat | January 5, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

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Agreed, if rape is taboo in MS-13, then Gaundique had motive to confess and avoid MS-13's wrath. But if not, the jailhouse informant's story is questionable.

Based on Jackman's report today, would you say MS-13 prohibits rape?

Today's report and the jailhouse informant's story against Guandique can't both be true.

Posted by: blasmaic | January 5, 2011 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Two weeks ago and we are hearing about it from the Post NOW?!?! Manhunt? Really? Sounds like they wanted to keep this under wraps so that they could sell a few more houses in Fairfax before this really broke. Just like MoCO, deny that there is a gang problem until they've produced a whole new generation of offspring we can support. And to all who are posting the legal issues of the Levy trial and the supposed tenets of a vicious street gang, I have one question: Would you allow Guandique, an "undocumented Immigrant" who came here no doubt "seeking a better life" (then kept up his membership in MS-13 for kicks), a chance to babysit or even be in the same shopping center as your kids? Maybe the FCPD should check the child support register to find out which cell phone store or warehouse this lovely representation of importing diversity last worked. I'll bet he has at least two kids the taxpayers support and probably one on the way.

Posted by: stopthemadness | January 5, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

The mother shares a large part of the blame. Speaking as a parent, it is MOM'S responsibility to keep bad elements away from her child. Mom knew the gang member was in the home. Why didn't she wonder where he'd gone while not in the room with her?

Mom is probably a trash bag and I hope the authorities take a good look at this childs family life.

We don't need more immigrants from South of the border.

Posted by: BYaklich | January 5, 2011 5:30 PM | Report abuse

The picture is clearly a mug shot of some sort. Which means the suspected illegal alien was in police custody at some point. Those of us that do not support illegals in any way, have long said illegals are not just innocent hard working people here just to do jobs Americans refuse to do.

We've asked that local law enforcement have the means to weed out illegals they come into contact with regardless of the crime they are suspected of committing. However, we are of course called bigots and racists by those that support illegals. Well, it does appear that a rape could have been prevented had our side been heard. However, thanks to the post and other apologist for illegals, to include some law enforcement, illegals are not viewed as a serious issue.

Posted by: irish031 | January 5, 2011 5:33 PM | Report abuse

sheckycat...

Yes, he HAS been arrested before, in Montgomery County.
He assaulted the same little girl some time back, but the mother dropped the charges.

Montgomery County, as a haven for Illegal immigrants, did not report him to I.C.E and just let him go so he could continue his lewd acts on little girls.

Blame Montgomery County for this.

.

Posted by: bshober2 | January 5, 2011 5:35 PM | Report abuse

This is a link to a previous Washington Post story that outlines charges by a 16 y.o. of rape by MS-13 members. It doesn't seem that they have a real problem with crime in general, and that includes rape-

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092801680.html

Posted by: VAProud2 | January 5, 2011 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Secure our borders NOW !!!

This is a PRIME EXAMPLE on why we need to deport ANY/ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS out of the USA!!

Posted by: Robbnitafl | January 5, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

MS-13 Tats on his arms, here illegaly. I am sure he is just here to work and provide for his family and is "enriching" our society...................right.

Posted by: Pilot1 | January 5, 2011 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Another illegal alien, doing what illegal aliens do best.

When will this country get the message that illegal aliens are NOT good for our country.

Posted by: asmith1 | January 5, 2011 7:45 PM | Report abuse

He's not illegal, he's merely undocumented LOL!!! Fry the bastard

Posted by: OttoOrange | January 5, 2011 7:57 PM | Report abuse

So if MS13 doesn't believe in rape was FBI agent Robert G. Saale misinformed when he reported that MS13's motto is to rape, kill an control?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/gangs/ms-13-gang-out-to-kill-rape-an.html

Posted by: myrlyn | January 5, 2011 7:57 PM | Report abuse

According to the prosecution, Guandique confessed to murder but not rape because he was afraid of MS-13. I guess if the jury had known MS-13's motto is rape, kill, and control, then they wouldn't have believed his motivation for confessing.

Now Guandique has a comfy American prison cell for life and the police can say the case is solved.

I always found it strange that after little Chandra clawed him up, Guandique attacked females who were bigger than himself.

Posted by: blasmaic | January 5, 2011 8:06 PM | Report abuse

""We believe he's still in the Northern Virginia area," DeCoster said, though police do not believe Portillo, a native of El Salvador, was in the country legally. He is an acquaintance of the victim's mother, police said."

I guess if you are accused of a crime, you're not lumped in with the other "undocumented" immigrants who are, presumably, hard-working and law-abiding. Does WaPo think we're all swallowing this mess?! Do they think we don't notice?

Also, the mother needs to lose custody if this happened before and she simply filed to press charges (presumably, on her boyfriend).

Posted by: gbooksdc | January 5, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

MS-13 has the motto "Rape, Control, Kill".

This is one of their "upstanding citizens" according to their code.

Civilized people declare him "animal".

And MoCo needs to stop letting these animals out of jail to commit such terrible crimes, against such innocent victims.

Posted by: thardman | January 5, 2011 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Most people in prison do not like sexual offenders. They are considered the bottom of all convicts. Watch Lock Up: San Quentin. Life's hell for child sex offenders in particular and gangs will clean house at times, beating down those in their group who have the "wrong" type of offenses on their jacket.

MS 13, like any other gang, would look down on child sexual abuse. However, they traffick women so don't hang your hat to hard on the "against-rape" credo. However, your friend's 8 year old child? This guy will be in trouble when he hits gen pop.

Posted by: Nikki1231 | January 6, 2011 6:07 AM | Report abuse

Disgusting...if he actually did it. Having been a sexcual assualt crisis counselor please know that I am in no way defending this man. However, I am abit confused. Inthe first paragraph, the Fairfax Detective DeCoster says, "we do have evidence to support that allegation." But in the 6th paragraph he says, "anyone that's willing to take advantage of and assault an eight-year-old in the way this suspect did is obvously a danger to society." That's a major contradiction. You can't say that you have zero evidence to support the allegation and then insist that the man did in fact do what he is accused of doing... Regardless, the police should be keeping an eye on him for all the gang related activities he is most likely engaged in. And as liberal as I am, based on the mug shot we have of this man, it seems that he should have already been deported if he is here illegally as the detective claims. Of course, that too is questionable based on the detective's previous contradiction...

Posted by: HotArdienteBoricua | January 6, 2011 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Find this guy and DO NOT arrest him. Pull out your gun and send him straight to hell.

Posted by: clancrs | January 6, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

So mom is here making a "better life" for her kid right? She reported him once, dropped the charges, and then retained custody of this kid after letting this scum around her kid again? Sounds like the kid needs to be removed from "mom's" care permanently. of course "mom" won't do that because she'll lose her meal ticket when she doesn't get a check for the kid. I'll bet "mom" is pregnant with one of this scum's kids right now. We have enough of this generational family dysfunction already here, why are we allowing more?

Posted by: stopthemadness | January 6, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

@kook33 . . . Another illegal immigrant committing a rape.

Posted by: kenk33

and others

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Would the crime be any better to you "conservative" deebags if this guy were here legally!?!?! The Reich Wing deebags must die!

Posted by: TheChampishere | January 6, 2011 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I am clearly blind... I thought the Detective said that they do NOT have evidence to support the allegations... So, I retract most of my comment above. (:

Posted by: HotArdienteBoricua | January 6, 2011 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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