Police Arrest Northern Virginia Man Accused of Rape and Sexual Assault in Two Separate Incidents

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

A Northern Virginia man has been accused of 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, was arrested by police after being recognized by a campus police officer who had previously worked as a sheriff’s deputy. The officer recognized him based on tattoos and the unusual way he rubbed his fingers.

Lopez-Altan is currently in custody without bond as authorities investigate his actions. According to Chief Kevin Davis of Fairfax County Police Department, Lopez-Altan showed up at an Annandale business before it opened on Wednesday and held a 59-year-old woman captive for several hours. He made several attempts to enter the business but was ultimately able to force his way in and attack the victim. The victim managed to escape and call the police, but Lopez-Altan had already fled the scene.

The Northern Virginia Community College Police Department was also investigating a separate attack involving a student that occurred the following night. The 20-year-old woman was able to resist her attacker with the help of a passerby.

Due to this previous encounter with the suspect, detectives were able to develop Lopez-Altan as a suspect for both attacks. Authorities believe that if not apprehended, Lopez-Altan may have targeted more victims in various shopping centers in Annandale.

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