A man accused of slashing the buttocks of young women at Fairfax County malls last year has been extradited from Peru to stand trial in Virginia, Fairfax County police said.
Authorities had been working to return Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 41, to the United States since his January arrest in Lima in connection with the attacks that targeted at least nine women in their teens and early 20s.
Fairfax County police issued a warrant last year charging Guillen Pimentel with malicious wounding in one of the attacks that took place between February and July 2011.
Police said Tuesday he is facing five additional counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of forging a public document.
Guillen Pimentel allegedly ran up behind women as they were distracted while shopping and cut them with a razor blade or box cutter. The attacks took place at Fair Oaks Mall, Tysons Corner Center and other shopping centers, authorities said.
Police learned last December that he had fled to his native Peru.