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He asked a Chesterfield woman if she ‘wanted to party’ moments before violent attack

Posted at 8:56 AM, Nov 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-10 13:07:19-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A woman who was knocked to the ground and nearly sexually assaulted as she walked home in Chesterfield said she turned on the television and saw the face of the man who attacked her.

The woman said two men approached her as she walked home along the 13000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway just after midnight on New Year's Day. The men, who walked in the opposite direction, asked her if she wanted to go partying with them.

"When she refused, they pushed her to the ground and began strangling her," Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers spokesman Corporal Kevin Bacon said. "A citizen driving by saw what was happening and pulled over, scaring the suspects away."

Months later, the woman involved in the attack said she saw her attacker's face as she watched television.

"[She] saw a Crime Solvers spot from Prince William County highlighting a rape in their area. The victim from Chesterfield immediately recognized the composite sketch, stating it appeared to be one of the same males who assaulted her," police said.

The Prince William County assault happened in October.  In that case, a 17-year-old Woodbridge girl told police said she was pulled into the woods while she walked home and was raped.

Police described the Chesterfield County suspect as a light-complected black man with short black hair. She said she believed the man might be of European decent. "The victim remembers that he spoke with a foreign accent," police said.

Anyone with information about this man is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or submit your tip online through crimesolvers.net.