Safety Reminder

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Safety Reminder
Wed, 05-27-2009 - 2:11pm

Just a reminder as to why we need to do OLD safely!

Man Arrested for Abduction and Sexual Battery

Fair Oaks Police District - A man was arrested for abducting a 23-year-old woman he met online. The 26-year-old man visited the victim in the 12100 block of Elm Forest Way the evening of Saturday, May 23. Around 10 p.m., he allegedly carried her into a bedroom and ordered her to disrobe. He's charged with grabbing two knives, blocking the door with a piece of furniture and smashing several things inside the apartment. He then allegedly told her to put her clothes back on, grabbed her arm and forced her outside into a car.

Still holding the knives, the suspect reportedly ordered her to drive away. As they were driving, they passed a George Mason University patrol officer. The victim managed to get the officer's attention and he began to follow them. At a stop sign near Stoughten Road and Stonewall Avenue, the victim jumped out of the car and ran to the officer. An investigation led to the suspect's arrest. Dennis Gregory Rother, of 383 Holly Corner Road in Fredericksburg, VA, was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and charged with drunk in public, aggravated sexual battery, abduction, felony destruction of property and assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at <> or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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Registered: 11-29-2006
In reply to: sisfox
Fri, 05-29-2009 - 12:29pm

Scary! That is a good reminder that it can be fun to date online, but safety should still be a major consideration.

Staying safe while having fun