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Attempted Assault

July 8, 2008

>>>LCSO Investigates Attempted Sexual Assault on N. Ithaca Sterling Monday Night

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred Monday night in Sterling, Virginia.

A Loudoun Sheriff's Deputy was in the area of North Ithaca Road around 9 PM when a woman was heard screaming.

North Ithaca Road starts at Johnson Road and ends at Holly Avenue.

The deputy went to investigate and observed a man assaulting a woman. The man fled from the area and the deputy gave chase. A perimeter was established and a canine unit was called to the scene. The suspect was not located.

The victim told authorities she was walking home when the suspect grabbed her and attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect is described as a dark skinned Hispanic male, 5'5 tall, 170 pounds, with dark brown hair.

Anyone with information regarding this assault is asked to contact Investigator W. Promisel of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

If the caller wishes to remain anonymous they are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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