Fairfax County police say a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted in Reston when answering a Craigslist job listing may not be the only victim.
Imtiaz Rauf, a 44-year-old from Gainesville who is a registered sex offender, has been charged by the Fairfax County Police Department with sexual battery. Police say Rauf placed an ad saying he was looking for an administrative assistant. The victim met Rauf for a job interview at 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive, and police say she was sexually assaulted upon arriving.
Rauf was arrested and taken to the Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond. FCPD says detectives are looking into other ads they believe were placed by Rauf and are “investigating other similar reports” of assault. Additional charges against Rauf may be forthcoming, police say.
According to Rauf’s entry in the state’s Sex Offender Registry, he was added to the list after being convicted of sexually soliciting a minor in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2011.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim of Rauf, or who has further information about the case, is encouraged to contact FCPD Det. T. Horton at 703-246-7800. Information can also be reported by calling 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), by visiting Crime Solvers online, or by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
Mugshot of Imtiaz Rauf/FCPD