Juvenile Arrested in Manassas Rape, Abduction

Police arrested a juvenile in connection with the rape and abduction of a Herndon woman last week

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013  |  Updated 1:42 PM EDT
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A woman was pulled into a wooded area and raped in Manassas, Va., Thursday night. News4's Pat Collins reports.

Pat Collins

A woman was pulled into a wooded area and raped in Manassas, Va., Thursday night. News4's Pat Collins reports.

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Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday night in connection with the rape and abduction of a Herndon woman last week.

The victim, 31, was walking from a car to a friend's house in Manassas around 11:15 p.m. Thursday when a male with a handgun grabbed her, she told authorities. He dragged into a secluded area behind a townhouse near Maplewood Drive and Peakwood Court, where he raped her.

After the attack, the assailant took the victim's cell phone and cash before running off, she told authorities. The victim went to her friend's house and called 911 and was then taken to a local hospital.

The suspect -- whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile -- was arrested at his Manassas home by Prince William County police officers and members of the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force.

He has been charged with rape, abduction with intent to defile, robbery, using a firearm in commission of a felony, and grand larceny.

Authorities also executed a search warrant at his home.

They now believe the same suspect was also responsible for the robbery of the Maplewood Barber Shop in Manassas on March 1, and an attempted robbery there Thursday, the same day of the rape.

The suspect has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony in those cases.

He is being held at the Prince William County Juvenile Detention Center.

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