Composite sketch of suspect
Two women have reported sexual assaults on and near Loudoun's Northern Virginia Community College campus.
According to a release from the NOVA police department, on Oct. 21 at around 7 p.m., a woman was walking on a pedestrian walkway near the north parking lot of the campus when she was accosted.
On Oct. 22, a second woman came forward, reporting she had been sexually assault near the campus the same night.
The second report was filed with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The woman, a student at NVCC, was walking from campus to a bus stop in the 21100 block of Potomac View Road in between 7:20 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 21. A man started talking to her about the bus before trying to hug and kiss her.
In the LCSO case, the suspect is described as a white, possibly Hispanic man in his 20s. In the NOVA police report, the suspect is described as a white, possible Middle Eastern man. Both reports describe the suspect as 5'6" to 5'7" tall with an athletic build and short black hair and was further described as having a thick accent. At the time of the attacks, he was wearing a dark colored t-shirt and striped shorts.
The LCSO and the NOVA police department are working together to determine whether the incidents are related.
Anyone with information on the crimes or the possible suspects is asked to call Detective S. Tresselt of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. NOVA police are also soliciting information and can be reached at 703-764-5000.
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