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Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted in Merrifield

Second reported sexual assault in Merrifield since May

Fairfax County Police are looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Sunday night in Merrifield.

Officer Bud Walker, a police spokesperson, said the woman was walking along the 7600 block of Lee Highway when a knife-yielding man forced her into some nearby brush around 11 p.m. Walker would not say where the woman was going or if she was hospitalized.

The alleged suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s with short black hair who was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

This is the second reported sexual assault since May reported in Merrifield.

, a 50-year-old woman was attacked by two men around 1 a.m. in the 2400 block of Gallows Road near the W&OD Trail. The woman was hospitalized after the attack.

Walker did not comment on the earlier attack.

Anyone with information on Sunday's attack is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Nicole Trifone August 20, 2012 at 09:34 PM
getovait: Your comment has been deleted. Threatening other commenters is not permitted.
Vincent Careatti August 20, 2012 at 09:42 PM
All women must vote republican! This woman would not be allowed to sn abortion. Maybe the natural forces of her body will take care of it
Kim August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Merrifielder, he is referring to a boneheaded statement made recently by a Republican politician (and definitely not a doctor!).
Nicole Trifone August 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM
getovait: Your comment has once again been deleted. Do not post threatening comments on this website. It is against our Terms of Use.
Christine August 21, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Wow condeming merrifield ? Luther jackson is a very good school not sending your son there because of an incident like this is ludicrous. And show a very close-minded attitude. Plenty of people grow up in ghettos and turn out to be perfectly respectable citizens. And Vienna is certainly not without any criminal activity. This is exactly the sort of snobbery that makes Vienna look bad. Oakton sounds like the place for you.
Christine August 21, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Also merrifield is NOT a ghetto!!
A.J. Nash August 21, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Christine - I assume you're another arrogant liberal who thinks she has her thumb on the pulse of ghetto communities and all the fine respectable citizens that spring forth from them.
Chris August 22, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Luther Jackson's ranking is inflated because it is the designated Gifted Center middle school within Cluster 2. Due to the GC status, the top students from the Madison and Marshal pyramids are siphoned off. Designating Luther Jackson as the GC was done precisely for this reason...to hide a potentially underperforming school. The logical choice would have been to designate Thoreau MS as the GC, since it is most centrally located within Cluster 2.
Rk August 23, 2012 at 01:33 AM
1st you don't know what exactly happened to this innocent woman. 2nd I assume your referring to Rep. Akin of Missouri who made comments that were flawed and ingorant trying to support his opposition to abortion for any reason. For you to associate those views as representative of all republicans is equally flawed and ignorant, in light of the fax that the entire state and national republican leadership have voiced there opposition to those comments and asked him to withdraw from his campaign in Missouri
Rk August 23, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Since when has (or who has said) Merrifield been called/considered a ghetto??? Whoever.. you really need broaden ur horizons. Median family household income $92,000, 7.4% below poverty line, 90% high school graduate - 57% BA or higher, unemployment rate >5%. Some ghetto.. must be a part of Merrifield I've not seen.
DD August 23, 2012 at 02:05 AM
There was a comment earlier by someone from Vienna who said she would never send her child to Luther Jackson because, quote: "Merrifield is NOT Vienna!" The comment has since been deleted.
christine parks August 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM
I am not an arrogant liberal. You shouldn't ASSume!!

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