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March 21, 2012 Published in Courts & Crime, Top Stories

Student Assaulted On Path

Police surveillance video

Police are investigating a report of a 16-year-old girl who was reportedly grabbed in the woods around 4 p.m. Monday, March 19. The girl had just entered a path at the end of Pickett Road while walking home from Woodson High School. She reported that a man approached her from behind, grabbed her neck, and assaulted her. She struggled and was knocked to the ground. After a brief altercation, the offender fled the scene. The girl screamed and ran to a nearby home for help.

Police arrived within minutes. The suspect is described as between 18-27 years old, around 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 170 pounds. He had short black hair and wore a white T-shirt and shorts.


Detectives have released surveillance photos of a possible suspect in the March 19 assault of a 16-year-old student. Police also added the following descriptive information of the suspect: between ages 20 and 40, thin, around 170 pounds. He is believed to have been driving a white, four-door Honda Accord, early 2000’s model.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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