Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Virginia Woman Held Captive and Raped Inside Her Own Business, Authorities Report – NBC4 Washington

A Northern Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at her business last week and attempting to sexually assault a student on a college campus the following day, according to Fairfax County police. Kevin Lopez-Altan, 24, from Annandale, is accused of breaking into an Annandale business before it opened on Wednesday and holding a 59-year-old woman captive for several hours. The victim was able to escape and call the police, but Lopez-Altan had already fled the scene.

Fairfax County detectives discovered that Lopez-Altan was also being investigated by the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department for a separate attack involving a student the following night. The 20-year-old woman was able to resist her attacker with the help of a passerby.

A campus police officer who had been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy recognized Lopez-Altan’s identity based on tattoos and the unusual way he rubbed his fingers. Authorities knew that Lopez-Altan frequents various shopping centers in Annandale and were able to locate him and arrest him at Heritage Center on Friday afternoon. Police believe that he may have targeted more victims if not apprehended.

Lopez-Altan 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.

By Aiden Nguyen

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