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Woman sexually assaulted at Va. hotel by man she met online

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A woman was sexually assaulted in Alexandria in March after letting a man that she met online into her hotel room, Alexandria police said.

The sexual assault and abduction happened in the 5000 block of Seminary Road on March 23, 2015, police said.

The woman let the man into her hotel room around 3:40 a.m. after they made arrangement to meet through the Internet. Once the man got inside the room he pulled out a gun, assaulted the woman and stopped her from leaving the room. She was able to escape to the hallway and call police.

The suspect is being described as a black man, standing between 6'0" to 6'1" tall and weighing between 220 and 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black leather zip-up coat with dark pants and a dark shirt. The suspect had an accent and may be Ethiopian.

Detectives got an image from the surveillance camera during the investigation. Police do not know if he has targeted other victims he met online.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Brad Cecchetti with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6858.


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