Ashburn Suspect Arrested in Attempted Sexual Assault

Suspect fled after a passerby interrupted the assault, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

An Ashburn man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly approached and attempted to sexually assault a woman taking trash to a dumpster at a Dodge Terrace apartment complex, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The incident was reported Saturday, June 14, at 9:20 p.m. on the corner of Thatcher Terrace and Dodge Terrace in Ashburn.

The suspect, Tchalim K. Lidawo, 22, was identified and apprehended Saturday morning following a ground and aerial search. He was located inside an apartment within the Dodge Terrace complex.

The female victim was taking trash to a dumpster when Lidawo allegedly approached her and attempted to forcefully sexual assault her, according to the Sheriff's Office. Lidawo reportedly fled after a passerby interrupted the assault.

Lidawo was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond. 

Rudy June 17, 2014 at 06:29 AM
Was this in 2010? As I believe this was the most recent "Monday, June 14"
Thompson Wall June 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, Rudy. It should have said Saturday. Fixed now!


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