June 16, 2024

From Captivity to Arrest: Northern Virginia Man Accused of Multiple Sexual Offenses in Less than a Week

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Virginia Woman Held Captive and Raped Inside Her Own Business, Authorities Report – NBC4 Washington

A Northern Virginia man has been accused of multiple sexual offenses in a matter of days, according to Fairfax County police.

Kevin Lopez-Altan, 24, from Annandale, allegedly broke into an Annandale business before it opened on Wednesday and held a 59-year-old woman captive. Fairfax County Chief Kevin Davis stated that Lopez-Altan made several attempts to enter the business, successfully forcing his way in to attack the victim over several hours. The victim managed to escape and call the police, but the attacker had already fled the scene, leaving behind evidence such as fingerprints.

After developing Lopez-Altan as a suspect, Fairfax County detectives discovered that the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department was investigating a separate attack the following night involving a student. The 20-year-old woman was able to resist her attacker with the help of a passerby.

A campus police officer who had previously worked as a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy recognized Lopez-Altan’s identity based on tattoos and the unusual way he rubbed his fingers. The officer recalled a previous encounter with the suspect at a shopping center in Annandale.

Lopez-Altan was located and arrested at Heritage Center on Friday afternoon. Police believe that he may have targeted more victims if not apprehended. He faces multiple felony charges, including rape, forcible sodomy, and abduction with intent to defile. He is currently in custody without bond while police are concerned that there may be other victims who have not come forward.

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