Man Charged in Attempted Rape of Arlington Teen

A 20-year-old Hyattsville man is being held without bond after he allegedly tried to rape a 16-year-old girl in Arlington Saturday night.

According to Arlington County Police, the victim noticed David Cabrera watching her as she worked in the Buckingham neighborhood of Arlington. When she began her walk home at 11 p.m., the suspect grabbed her from behind in the 4200 block of 2nd Road N.

The suspect dragged the young girl and threw her against a car. The suspect then pulled down his pants and attempted to pull down the girl's, but the victim was able to bite him and run away. 

Her screams were heard by a nearby officer and neighbors. "Her instincts worked," said Daniel Murray, deputy chief of the Arlington Police.

Responding officers located the victim, and after a description of the suspect was sent out, the suspect was located a short distance away.

The victim -- who was not injured -- was able to identify Cabrera as her attacker at the scene, police say.

Cabrera, 20, is being held at the Arlington County Detention Facility on an attempted rape charge.

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