Teen Assaulted A Burke youth was beaten with bats and chains by a group of teenagers early Sunday in what police believe was a gang-related assault.

The 17-year-old victim was at a party in the 7900 block of Carrousel Court in the Falls Church area when he was attacked about 12:30 a.m., Fairfax County police said yesterday.

The victim was treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said the assailants fled in a light blue Honda Accord. Authorities would not say which gang or gangs investigators think were involved.

Chiropractor Charged A chiropractor who works in Annandale was arrested Friday and charged with inappropriately touching a patient, Fairfax County police said.

Vincent Deperi, 35, of the 9000 block of Acheson Court in Lorton was charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery and released from custody pending a court date.

Police said their investigation began late July 5 when they were called by a 23-year-old Annandale woman who said she had been at Deperi's office, at 5105-D Backlick Rd., that evening and had been assaulted. Police said further investigation led to Deperi's arrest.

Crimes May Be Linked Fairfax County police are investigating whether a recent home-invasion robbery and a shooting in the Fair Oaks area could be connected.

Police said the robbery occurred about 5 a.m. Sunday when three men entered a home near West Ox and Ox Hill roads and demanded money. Police said a 22-year-old Manassas man was cut in the upper body with a knife before the suspects fled with a 1996 Lexus sedan.

The next night, police responded to the same area, where they found that bullets had been fired into the home involved in the robbery and into several vehicles. No one was injured.

Police described the suspects from the home invasion as three black men in their early twenties.

Police said the first man was about 6 feet tall with a slim build, a goatee and a piercing in his left eyebrow. He was wearing a yellow shirt.

The second suspect was about 5-foot-11 with a medium build and two-inch braids. He was wearing a black fisherman's hat and jeans. The third suspect is described as 5-foot-2 with a medium build.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.