A man suspected of slashing the buttocks of nine woman in the Fairfax area has reportedly been arrested in Peru.
CNN is reporting that Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel was captured in Lima on Friday. The network cited Jair Quedas, system operator for Interpol Peru, in reporting the arrest.
According to WTOP, Pimentel was captured in a Lima shopping mall. The Fairfax County attacks all took place at malls and shopping centers around the county.
A spokeswoman for Fairfax County Police told News4 that local authorities had been notified of Pimentel's arrest in Peru, though the department had been unable to independently confirm the news. Once the arrest is confirmed, the spokeswoman said that Fairfax County police would work with federal and international authorities to extradite Pimentel to the U.S. to stand trial.
Pimentel is wanted for the string of attacks that took place between February and July 2011.
"In each case, the suspect distracts his victim before cutting them," Fairfax County Police said in a statement last year.
No serious injuries had resulted from the attacks, though in one case an 18-year-old woman suffered a 1.5 inch wound at a Forever 21 store on July 25.