Sketch Released in Fairfax Teen Assault

16-year-old says someone grabbed her from behind

By Samantha Loss
|  Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013  |  Updated 2:37 PM EDT
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Raw Video: Surveillance of Possible Suspect in Fairfax Assult

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Police Continue Searching for Fairfax Attack Suspect

Police continue to investigate an attack on a 16-year-old Fairfax student walking home from school Monday. NBC4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Fairfax Student Attacked on Way Home From School

New surveillance video may help police catch the man who allegedly assaulted a teenager in Fairfax County. Police said the girl was attacked Monday afternoon while taking a well-traveled shortcut home from school. News4's Erika Gonzalez reports.
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Police have released a composite sketch of the man believed to be a possible suspect in an assault on a 16-year-old Fairfax student.

The W.T. Woodson High School student said she was walking along a path near Pickett Road in Fairfax about 4 p.m. on Monday, March 19  when someone approached her from behind, grabbed her neck and assaulted her. She fought back and the attacker eventually ran away. She then ran to a nearby house for help.

A Fairfax County Public Schools bus driver said she heard the teen scream and it sent chills down her spine, News4's Erika Gonzalez reported. The bus driver and several students tried to find who was screaming but had no luck.

The attacker was described as a man between 20 and 40 years old, thin, standing about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He had short black hair and wore a white T-shirt and shorts. He is believed to have been driving an early 2000 model white, four-door Honda Accord.

Police have already released surveillance video of the possible suspect.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637. Or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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