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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Man charged with molesting girl, 4

A Fairfax County day-care worker was arrested Saturday as he tried to flee the country, Fairfax police said, and he is being held on a charge that he molested a 4-year-old girl.

Police said Siyamand Salehzadeh, 22, of the 7700 block of Lavenham Court in Manassas worked at the Minnieland Private Day School on Compton Village Drive in the Centreville area.

On Sept. 21, Officer Tawny Wright said, police were alerted to allegations that the girl had been sexually assaulted that day at Minnieland. Detectives obtained a warrant for Salehzadeh on Friday, charging him with sodomy.

On Saturday, Salehzadeh was trying to enter Canada from Alexandria Bay, N.Y., but was turned away by Canadian authorities because of the Fairfax warrant, the Watertown Daily Times reported.

Salehzadeh was turned over to New York State Police in Jefferson County, N.Y., and he was arraigned Monday and agreed to be extradited back to Fairfax, the Daily Times reported.

- Tom Jackman

Fairfax considers biking in Tysons

Fairfax County hopes to redevelop Tysons Corner into a walkable, transit-oriented city. But what about a cycling-friendly city? The county's transportation department has scheduled a public meeting for Thursday to discuss recommendations on how bike-friendly design should become part of Tysons.

The future for the former rural crossroads could include a network of bike-travel facilities - paths, lanes, parking - connected to the four Metrorail stations under construction. Planners will look not only at the infrastructure needed for a bike network but also at the policies and programs that would have to be in place to encourage biking at Tysons.

The transportation department hopes to have a draft plan developed over the winter so it can begin working on it with the county Board of Supervisors. This Tysons plan would be the first phase of an intended countywide plan.

The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Joyce Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna.

- Robert Thomson

Foundation named for U-Va. student

The family of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia lacrosse player who was fatally beaten last spring, has created a foundation in her honor.

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