Mason District Police are investigating a report of a 17-year-old girl who alleges that a man assaulted her in the restroom of the Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Boulevard, shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
According to a police bulletin, “The teen told police she felt she was being followed by a man who she noticed had been watching her and following her throughout her day of studying. In an effort to curtail him, she ducked into the restroom as she exited the building. He followed her in. She ordered him to leave but he refused. The suspect touched and pushed her. She kicked him, screamed, and the suspect fled.”
Library staff called police. Staff members report the suspect had been in the library on previous occasions, but they did not know of any previous incidents or assaults.
The suspect is described as black, medium brown complexion, ranging between 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and around 160 to 180 pounds. He had a shaven bald head, brown eyes, a gap in his front teeth, and a diagonal scar on his forehead and was wearing a pale green, long-sleeved, button-up shirt with khaki pants. He carried a brown or tan soft leather briefcase.
Detectives would like anyone who might have had contact with this individual to contact the police, 703/691-2131, or contact Crime Solvers, 866/411-TIPS/8477, or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637.