Trial to Begin Next Week for 1995 Sexual Assaults in Reston

A man accused of a series of sexual assaults across Fairfax in the 90’s, including four women in Reston, is scheduled to go to trial this Monday (Dec. 3).

Jude Lovchik is charged with a series of felonies including multiple counts of abduction, sodomy, robbery and firearms offenses.

While Lovchik is being investigated for other assaults in Fairfax and Prince William counties, his charges stem from a 1995 assault where Lovchik is alleged to have climbed onto the balcony of an apartment building and subseqently tied up, blindfolded and sexually assaulted four roommates.

According to the Washington Post, the break in the cold case came when Lovchik’s wife went to the Arlington Police after she said Lovchik assaulted her during their divorce. She also told the police that Lovchik had told her about his string of assaults throughout Fairfax in the early 1990’s and had her recreate the sexual assault scenes for him. Police said Lovchik’s wife provided information about the case that had not been disclosed to the public.

After Lovchik’s wife spoke with the police in early 2017, his home was placed under surveilence until DNA was collected from trash that police say was connected to DNA collected from the Reston assault.

Lovchik moved to Florida in 2017, but was arrested in October and returned to Vriginia, where he is currently being housed in the Fairfax County jail.

Photo via Marion County Jail

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Crime Roundup: Arrests Made for Public Intoxication

(Updated at 2:33 p.m.) Loudoun County recently had a pair of arrests of Herndon residents for public intoxication.

Loudoun County police were called to Ashburn on Saturday (Nov. 17) around 8:35 a.m. for a report of a man walking in the roadway at the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Waxpool Road.

Juan V. Berrueta-Clement, 43, of Herndon was arrested and charged with public intoxication, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He has since been released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

In a separate incident, another Herndon resident was arrested on Nov. 10 and charged with public intoxication. Police responded to a report of Isaias Serano, 30, acting confrontational with security officers at Town Center Plaza in Sterling. Serano was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.

Over in Fairfax County, a dozen larcenies occurred last week.

The Fairfax County Police Department reported the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

1700 block of Business Center Drive, cash from location

1500 block of Cameron Crescent Drive, mail from residence

2100 block of Centreville Road, beer from residence

2400 block of Centreville Road, liquor from business

11100 block of Harbor Court, jewelry from residence

2300 block of Horseferrry Court, property from business

11400 block of Isaac Newton Square, credit cards and wallet from location

900 block of Locust Street, cash from school

11900 block of Market Street, cell phone from business

2100 block of Monaghan Drive, cell phone from residence

11700 block of Putting Green Court, jewelry from residence

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, wallet from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

Photo via FCPD

This story has been updated

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Crime Roundup: Discovery of Body Remains Under Investigation

The discovery of a body on the 1500 block of Browns Chapel Road remains under investigation.

The Fairfax County Police Department has not released any additional details about the incident. The body was found the morning of Nov. 2. No information about the nature of the investigation was available as of today (Tuesday).

Major crime incidents were minimal this week, but FCPD did report the following incidents in recent days:

LARCENIES:

11200 block of Chestnut Grove Square, cash from location

12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, watch from residence

1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, electronic devices from location

STOLEN VEHICLES:

None reported

As we reported last week, four men were arrested after a high-speed police pursuit Wednesday night.

Photo via FCPD

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Reston Man Among Those Arrested in Online Sexual Predator Sting

A 23-year-old Reston resident was among those arrested in a recent sting operation conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department’s Child Exploitation Unit.

The operation involved detectives posing as juveniles online. The police department says the juveniles quickly received sexual solicitations, warning parents that “this type of crime is prevalent within our community.”

In all, eight men are facing various charges, including computer solicitation of a minor. Among them is Joshua Veary of Reston, who is facing three counts of computer solicitation.

More from an FCPD press release:

Major Crimes Division detectives from the Child Exploitation Unit recently conducted a three-day operation targeting online sexual predators.

Detectives, posing as juveniles, went online and within a very short period of time, received solicitations and sexually explicit images from men wanting to meet the “child” for the purpose of engaging in inappropriate sexual activity. The suspect and “child” would arrange a time and place to meet and when the suspect arrived, he was taken into custody.

The hard work of our detectives, along with those from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation , resulted in the arrest of eight offenders. Approximately 25 local and federal criminal charges were placed, including, solicitation of a minor, solicitation of a minor for prostitution, attempted indecent liberties with a minor (including a registered sex offender), and drug possession charges.

Detectives want to emphasize, especially to parents, this type of crime is prevalent within our community. They encourage you to closely monitor your child’s online activity; not only for predators who want to engage in physical contact, but also for those who wish to send or receive pornographic images from children.

Anyone with information about crimes involving suspected child sexual exploitation is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 703-246-7800, or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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