Chinatown Abduction May Not Have Been Random

Incident followed legal meeting: source

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    Investigators believe the abduction and assault on December 30 may not have been random. (Published Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012)

    Investigators think that the abduction and sexual assault of a woman that started in Chinatown last Friday may not have been a random attack.

    D.C. police detectives have conducted additional interviews with the woman, who told police an armed man got into the passenger side of her car while she was sitting at a light on 7th and F Street in the northwest.  The woman told officers she was forced to drive to a different location, where the man sexually assaulted her.  The woman's 15-month-old child was in the backseat at the time of the attack.

    Sources tell News4 the 28-year-old victim said it happened about 7:30pm last Thursday, minutes after she left a contentious child custody meeting downtown.

    The victim told detectives the man said things that indicated he was familiar with her child custody agreement, according to sources.

    The initial police report says the victim told officers the man forced her to drive to a location she did not recognize, and then fled on foot.
      
    The police report indicates the victim was driving a car with Ohio license plates.