Arrest Made in Attempted Sexual Assault Earlier This Month Near Tall Oaks

A 33-year-old Reston man has been charged in the attempted sexual assault incident that took place near Tall Oaks Village Center earlier this month.

The Fairfax County Police Department says Dominique Ashley Childs was arrested Monday in Manassas as a result of a tip received by detectives. He was charged with abduction with intent to defile in connection with the Aug. 14 incident, and he is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Police say that at about 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, a man came out of a wooded area on North Shore Drive across from the entrance the village center, approached a 22-year-old woman from behind and pulled her off the sidewalk into the woods. There, he attempted to remove her clothes, but fled before any sexual assault took place.

A sketch of the suspect was released to the public later that week.

According to Fairfax County General District Court records, Childs will face a judge Oct. 10 for a preliminary hearing.

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