Man on Trial May Be Linked to Dozen Sex Assaults

Foltz charged with abduction

David Lee Foltz is being charged with one count of abduction with intent to defile, but police believe he is connected to a series of other sexual assaults that took place a year ago in Falls Church and eastern Fairfax County.

Fairfax Police say Foltz allegedly was in the middle of attacking a woman in Falls Church when they apprehended him last February. Police detectives had been tracking him with the use of a G.P.S. device they had attached to his car.

Foltz's lawyers do not dispute the fact that an assault took place. But they are arguing the incident was not sexual because Foltz was trying to grab the woman's purse.

If convicted, Foltz would face an automatic life sentence because he has a previous conviction on a violent sexual offense. In 1990, Foltz was convicted of rape and served seventeen years in jail. His trial is set to wrap up at the end of this week.

David Schultz reports...

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