Composite Sketch Released of Suspect in Home Break-In, Sexual Assault

Police are searching for a man who they say broke into a home and assaulted a woman early Saturday morning in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.

Officers were called to a home in the 8400 block of Blankenship Street in Fairfax County around 3 a.m., where a 51-year-old woman said she had been sleeping when a man entered her home.

The victim told officers the man threatened and sexually assaulted her before fleeing. He also burglarized the home, Fairfax County Police said. 

The victim may have recognized the man from around the neighborhood, police said, but it is unclear if he targeted her.

The woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The attacker was described as Hispanic, in his early to mid 20s, between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 120 to 130 pounds, Fairfax County Police said. He was clean-shaven with short black hair, and was wearing a black jacket and carrying a black backpack.

They worked with the victim to develop a composite sketch, which they released Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by calling 866-411-TIPS/8477, online at or by texting "TIP187" plus their message to CRIMES (274637), or call police at 703-691-2131.

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