Violent Northern Virginia criminal targeted victims on two separate occasions within a week: what’s behind the heinous acts?

Woman allegedly held captive and raped in her Virginia business, according to police – NBC4 Washington

A Northern Virginia man, Kevin Lopez-Altan, 24, of Annandale, was arrested on ten felony charges after committing a heinous act last week. On Tuesday, he broke into an Annandale business and held a 59-year-old woman captive. Despite her attempts to escape, Lopez-Altan forced himself inside and repeatedly attacked the victim for several hours. However, the victim managed to call the police before he fled the scene.

The next day, Lopez-Altan targeted a student on a college campus in Northern Virginia Community College. The 20-year-old woman was able to fight off her attacker with the help of a passerby. A campus police officer recognized him due to tattoos and a distinct way of rubbing his fingers, identifying him as the same person involved in the earlier crime.

Lopez-Altan was known to frequent various shopping centers in Annandale and was arrested at Heritage Center on Friday afternoon. Authorities believe that he would have likely attacked again if not apprehended. His bail is set at $1 million as he faces three counts of rape, three counts of forcible sodomy, and abduction with intent to defile.

Fairfax County police are concerned about the possibility of other victims who may not have reported their experiences with Lopez-Altan. They urge anyone who may have been attacked by him or knows someone who has been approached by him to come forward and report it to authorities immediately.

In addition to being charged with these crimes in Fairfax County, Lopez-Altan is also wanted by Norfolk Police Department for an unrelated sexual assault case.

As Lopez-Altan’s trial approaches, authorities continue their investigation into his past criminal activities and potential victims.

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