April 15, 2013
THE REGION
THE DISTRICT
Woman is sexually assaulted in home

A woman was sexually assaulted in the District on Sunday morning after someone came to her door asking to use the telephone, D.C. police said.

Officers said the woman answered a knock about 3:45 a.m. in a neighborhood near Rhode Island Avenue and North Capitol Street and found someone who wanted to use the phone. After he went inside, she was attacked, police said.

They said the assailant was described as a black male, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10, with a dark complexion and short hair, with no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and khaki pants, police said.

— Martin Weil

MARYLAND
VIRGINIA
Police: Missing boy spotted in Alabama

The 5-year-old Great Falls boy who was reported missing last week was spotted in Birmingham, Ala., with his mother, who has been charged with felony parental abduction.

Fairfax County police said Monday that Cameron Serafin was seen at a Birmingham airport Friday, five days after he was supposed to be returned to his father.

Cameron was accompanied by his mother, 32-year-old Rebecca Serafin, who police said has altered her appearance to avoid being located.

Rebecca Serafin, who also goes by the name Rebecca Love, initially was charged with custodial interference, a misdemeanor. Police said Monday that they now have a warrant charging her with parental abduction, a felony.

Detectives said that they are concerned for Cameron Serafin’s welfare and that they are working with law enforcement in other parts of the country to locate the boy. It is unknown where the two are.

— Maggie Fazeli Fard

Teen is assaulted
in Arlington County

A teenage boy was sexually assaulted by a man who picked him up outside a restaurant on Columbia Pike on April 11 and offered him work, Arlington County police said.

Miguel Angel Pinedo-Valdivia, 50, has been charged with attempted forcible sodomy, police said.

Police said the 17-year-old was outside a restaurant Thursday afternoon when he was approached by a man who offered him a job. They said the teenager got into the man’s Mercedes sedan.

Police said the teen was driven to an unknown location in Maryland and sexually assaulted, then driven to an Arlington apartment complex and assaulted again.

Arlington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said the teenager willingly got into the car because he was under the impression it was work-related. Sternbeck said authorities think there may be additional victims.

Anyone with information about the man or other sexual assaults is asked to call police at 703-228-4208. People can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or e-mail investigations@
arlingtonva.us.

— Rachel S. Karas

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