Door-to-Door Salesman Accused of Assaulting Teen

Neighbors helped police find suspect

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    Fairfax County Police
    Tommy Lee Harmon

    A door-to-door salesman is under arrest in Fairfax County, Va., accused of sexually assaulting a teenager.

    Tommy Lee Harmon, 26, of Greensboro, N.C., is charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

    Police said Harmon was selling cleaning products along Plaskett Forest Lane in Franconia Monday at 3:30 p.m. At one of the homes, a 14-year-old girl answered the door. She was home alone.

    Police said Harmon asked to use the bathroom, then once in the house, assaulted the teenager.

    Residents in the neighborhood provided police with detailed information about a group of solicitors in the area.

    Harmon was part of the group with Pumppers Trust-Mrs. Clean Pump-it-Off Company based in South Carolina.

    At about 10 p.m. Monday, a vehicle fitting the description given by neighbors was stopped in the area, and officers identified one of the nine occupants as the suspect.

    Police want residents to know that solicitors in Fairfax County must be licensed and show it when asked. They also remind residents that they don't have to answer the door.

    The Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services offers tips for resident when dealing with solicitors.

    Harmon faces a fine and jail time if convicted.