Arlington Woman Reports Being Sexually Assaulted in Courthouse Neighborhood

Police: Woman had 'no recollection' of the alleged attack.

Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Arlington's Courthouse neighborhood. Patch file
Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Arlington's Courthouse neighborhood. Patch file

An Arlington woman told police that she was sexually assaulted recently in the Courthouse neighborhood — but that she had no memory of it.

The woman reported being assaulted between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 12:07 a.m. on Nov. 25 in the 1400 block of North Courthouse Road after leaving a bar, according to information police released Wednesday.

The woman waited "several days" to report the crime, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told Patch. Also, he said, the woman had "no recollection" of the assault.

Sternbeck wasn't aware of any bruises or other physical injuries that could be related to such an assault.

"She said she felt as if she was sexually assaulted," he said. "There's no threat to the community right now. We're going to investigate this thing."

The investigation is ongoing.

John Strother December 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Wait a darn minute, she waited several days before reporting this, she has no memory of it, she left a bar before it happened. What, was she drunk? Someone put a micky in her drink? Was it rape or did she, while under the influence of alcohol, agree to a sexual encounter? Now she states it was a sexual assault. Plus she has no idea who did it. It may had been a rape, however without proof and knowing a description of the attacker, just how can this be reported as such? I wonder if there were any witnesses that saw her leave the bar, maybe saw her as she walked home or on the street. 1-1/2 hours she can't explain missing from her memory. Sounds like some type of drug was applied to her drink. Who was she drinking with at the bar?


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