Bus Stop Sex Assault Probed in Franconia

Woman flagged down jogger

By Kimberly Suiters
|  Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010  |  Updated 11:50 PM EDT
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Police search for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a bus stop in the Franconia area of <a title=Fairfax County." />

Police search for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at a bus stop in the Franconia area of Fairfax County.

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Fairfax County Police are investigating after receiving a report of a sexual assault at a bus stop Wednesday morning.

Just before 4:30 a.m., a woman flagged down a female jogger and asked for help. The 23-year old woman said someone approached her from behind and then grabbed and assaulted her while she was waiting at a bus stop at La Vista Drive and Franconia Road.

Police said the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The suspect was described as a heavy-set man between 25 and 40 years old.  H wore a white T-shirt and tan cargo pants.

Police responded to the scene by closing off one lane of Franconia Road near La Vista Drive.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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