Teen charged with abduction, rape in attack on woman in Pr. William

A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with the abduction and rape of a woman who was walking to an acquaintance’s house in Manassas last week, according to a Prince William County news release.

The teen was not identified because he is a juvenile.

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A 31-year-old woman was walking in the area of Maplewood Drive and Peakwood Court in Manassas late March 28 when a man approached her, displayed a handgun and forced her into a secluded wooded area behind a townhome on nearby Vermont Place, police said. He then raped her, police said.

Police said the attacker took the victim’s cellphone and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The teen was also charged in connection with an attempted robbery and a robbery at the Maplewood Barber Shop at 8350 Shoppers Square in Manassas.

On the same day the Herndon woman was attacked, the teen attempted to rob the barbershop, displaying a handgun and ordering an employee to the back of the store, according to police. No money was taken and no injuries were reported.

On March 1, in a similar incident, police say two men robbed the shop. They became impatient during the robbery and fled, taking an employee’s cellphone. The second man has not been apprehended.

The teen has been charged with rape, abduction with intent to defile, using a firearm in commission of a felony and grand larceny along with other charges from the attempted robbery and robbery.

A court date was not immediately available.

 
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