Mall slasher sentenced to seven years in prison
According to police, between Feb. 11, 2011 and July 25, 2011, five slashing victims told police they were cut while shopping at Fair Oaks Mall: two at Tysons Corner Center, one at Fairfax Towne Center, and one at Greenbriar Shopping Center in Chantilly.
In each case, a man distracted his victims before cutting them across their rears with a sharp object.
The attacks stopped in September 2011 after several media reports identified Pimentel as the suspect.
All nine victims were girls or women in their teens or early 20s. The oldest was 25, police said. None of the injuries were reported to have been severe enough to require hospitalization.
After a police investigation, Pimentel was charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of forging a public document. Each count of malicious wounding and attempted malicious wounding is a Class 3 felony and carries a potential sentence of five to 20 years in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.
Pimentel fled the country in late 2011, but was arrested in Lima, Peru, early last year. He then was extradited and handed over to the U.S. Marshals Service, who transported him to Fairfax County in December.
“We could not have accomplished his extradition without the help of Peruvian officials and the U.S. Marshals Service,” Fairfax County police spokesman Eddy Azcarate said.
In a plea agreement earlier this year, Pimentel pleaded guilty to two counts each of malicious wounding and unlawful wounding in four of the attacks, in return for a combined maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
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