Kmart employee accused of sexually assaulting alleged shoplifter

A loss prevention officer at the Springfield Plaza Kmart is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he had detained Saturday for allegedly shoplifting from the store, Fairfax County police said.

Tabbasum H. Gilani, 29, of Lorton, allegedly coerced the 23-year-old woman into performing a sex act while she was being held on store grounds, police said. Gilani has been charged with abduction with intent to defile and forcible sodomy.

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The woman was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting. She reported the alleged sex assault a couple of hours after she was released with a summons to appear in court on the shoplifting charge, police said.

 
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