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Witnesses Stop Sexual Assault, Suspect Arrested

Suspect reportedly followed the victim from a Metro stop, according to Arlington County Police.

Suspect reportedly followed the victim from a Metro stop, according to Arlington County Police.
Suspect reportedly followed the victim from a Metro stop, according to Arlington County Police.
Several witnesses intervened to prevent a sexual assault Saturday, leading to the arrest of the suspect, according to Arlington County Police.

Ryan Dean, 27, of no fixed address, is charged with sexual battery.

At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, a 31-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault in bushes along the 1500 block of N. Veitch Street. According to police, several witnesses intervened.

Officers apprehended Dean as he attempted to flee the scene. They later learned that Dean had followed the victim from a Metro stop, according to a police release.



Hawa Coulibaly June 03, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Good thing there were witnessed to help her. Not a good idea to walk by yourself late at night, better to walk in groups...
Jamie June 04, 2014 at 06:16 AM
I agree Hawa, 3:30 is a bad time to be out walking anywhere, although at times our circumstances call for it. Good thing he was caught considering also that people are reluctant to get involved in anything nowadays.
Renee June 04, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Way to go peeps.......job well done!! That woman must be so thankful - I know I would be!!
John Strother June 04, 2014 at 11:57 AM
This happens a lot around the Metro Stops. However when was the last train of the night? 3:30 AM sounds a bit late for the last train.
Jamie June 04, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Since you put it that way, you are right. What train runs at 3:30 am? Or bus for that matter...

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