Sterling Student Assaulted: LCSO Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

Sterling Student Assaulted: LCSO Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch and still shots from home surveillance video of a man wanted in connection with the report of an assault on a girl walking home from Seneca Ridge Middle School in Sterling Wednesday (Jan. 3).

The girl said she was on a walking path near Wrightwood Place about 4 p.m. when she was approached by a man who appeared to be jogging.

The girl said the man grabbed her and touched her inappropriately.

The girl said she screamed and the man fled from the area.

A composite drawing was made based on her description and video was released of a man fitting that description who was in the area at the time of the assault.
The suspect was described as male, 25 to 30 years old, approximately 5-feet, 5 inches tall with a thin build.

He was wearing shorts with black tights underneath, a black jacket and a hat.

The incident was reported around 4:15 p.m. and LCSO deputies established a perimeter in the area.

A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of a Loudoun County K9 Unit but no suspect was located.

Anyone with any information regarding possible identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective E. Wilk of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Joseph Dill