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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Two accused in Merrifield assault, rape


Rivelino Villegas-Posada. ((Courtesy of Fairfax County police))
Two men have been arrested for allegedly bludgeoning and raping a 50-year-old woman in the Merrifield area last week, Fairfax County police said.

Rivelino Villegas-Posada, 34, of no fixed address, and Jubencio Castro, 24, of no fixed address, were charged with rape and aggravated malicious wounding, police said.

The woman was assaulted behind a building in the 2400 block of
Jubencio Castro. ((Courtesy of Fairfax County police))
Gallows Road shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, police said. Two men struck the woman with a blunt object and then sexually asaulted her, police said.

The assailants also took money from the woman, before fleeing, police said.

Officer Bud Walker, a Fairfax County police spokesman, said the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the attack.

Walker said evidence at the scene led police to the suspects, but he declined to discuss what was found. Walker said police do not believe the men were involved in other attacks in the area.

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