Double Trouble: Annandale Rapist Linked to Campus Sexual Assault

Virginia Woman Held Captive and Raped Inside Her Own Business, Authorities Report – NBC4 Washington

In Annandale, Northern Virginia, a 24-year-old man has been charged with raping a woman at her business and attempting to sexually assault a student on a college campus the following day. Kevin Lopez-Altan, from Annandale, is accused of showing up at an Annandale business before it opened on Wednesday and holding a 59-year-old woman captive.

According to Chief Kevin Davis, Lopez-Altan made several attempts to enter the business but was eventually able to force his way in and attack the victim over several hours. The victim managed to escape and call the police, but the attacker had already fled the scene. Fingerprints were left behind as evidence of the crime.

Fairfax County detectives discovered that Lopez-Altan was also being investigated by the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department for a separate attack involving a student on the college campus the following night. The 20-year-old woman was able to resist her attacker with the help of a passerby.

A campus police officer who had been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy recognized Lopez-Altan’s identity based on tattoos and the unusual way he rubbed his fingers. Authorities knew that Lopez-Altan frequents various shopping centers in Annandale and located him, arresting him at Heritage Center on Friday afternoon. Police believe that he may have targeted more victims if not apprehended.

Lopez-Altan faces multiple felony charges, including rape, forcible sodomy, and abduction with intent to defile. He is currently in custody without bond while police are concerned that there may be other victims who have not come forward.

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