Police Arrest Suspect in Sexual Assault of Woman

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    Prince William County Police Department

    Police said they have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old woman Wednesday night.

    Prince William County police said Juan Carlos Lopez Ramirez, 23, was arrested Saturday afternoon. No details of the arrest were released.

    The victim told police she was attacked Wednesday night as she walked in the area of Route 29 and the Gainesville Square Shopping Center. Police say a man approached her from behind, pushed her down the embankment and sexually assaulted her.

    Police say the victim fought her attacker off and was able to get away. A passerby heard her screams as she climbed out of the embankment and stopped to her.

    It is not known if Ramirez has a lawyer or what charges he might face in this case.