Teen Girl Assaulted on Green Line

Suspect immediately arrested

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    A teenage girl claims she was sexually assaulted while riding a Green Line Metro train earlier this year.

    The incident, first reported by the Washington Examiner, happened in April. The girl told the Naylor Road station manager that a man had attacked on an outbound train.

    Metro officials did not release details to the public after the alleged assault happened.

    Dan Stessel, a spokesman for the transit agency, told the Examiner they didn't consider it to be a public safety threat because the suspect was immediately arrested. He added that the priority was protecting the identity of the victim, who is a minor.

    The suspect is described as a 47-year-old man from Annandale, Va. He is currently facing kidnapping and first- and second-degree assault charges. His name is not being released at this time.


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