Local digest: D.C. police seek 4 men in sexual assault of woman

May 13
THE DISTRICT
Police seek men in sexual assault of woman

District police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the men who early Sunday dragged a woman into an alley in Northwest Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood and robbed and sexually assaulted her.

Authorities said they had few clues other than that four men and two women initially confronted the woman about 5:45 a.m. in the 2400 block of Ontario Road NW. Cmdr. George Kucik, who leads the criminal investigation division, said the women left, and the men then forced the victim into the alley. He said two of the men sexually assaulted her.

Kucik said the woman was unable to provide a detailed description of her attackers. She could say only that one had dreadlocks and the other had short hair. Kucik did say that they are looking for a black Ford-150 truck in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

— Peter Hermann

VIRGINIA
Former contractor for Army arrested

A former contracting official for the Department of the Army was arrested Tuesday on charges that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and other benefits as bribes from companies and officials in return for helping them to cheat the federal contracting system.

In Seon Lim, 48, of Fairfax Station, Va., is accused of taking cash, a Lexus and a trip to the Bahamas, among other rewards, in exchange for helping to steer government business to certain contractors, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. He is charged with bribery, money laundering and related counts, according to the indictment.

Lim, who was an official in the Department of the Army until April 2012 and for a time oversaw communications systems upgrades for U.S. forces in South Korea, is the latest to be charged in what authorities have described as a far-reaching inquiry of corruption in U.S. government contracting.

— Matt Zapotosky

Teen in crash of miniature motorcycle dies

A Reston teenager involved in a collision while riding a miniature motorcycle has died, Fairfax County police said.

Sean Logan, 17, was riding the mini-bike north on Reston Parkway on Thursday when he tried to turn left onto Wiehle Avenue and drove into the path of a southbound Acura, police said.

The Acura, which had the right of way, struck the mini-bike. The Acura then struck a Lexus that was also traveling south on Reston Parkway, police said.

Logan was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries Monday.

— Justin Jouvenal

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