Teen Girl Assaulted on Green Line

Suspect immediately arrested

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011  |  Updated 8:40 PM EDT
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Teen Girl Assaulted on Green Line

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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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