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DNA Match Leads to Arrest in 1987 F.C. Sexual Assault

The Fairfax County Police Department, using DNA evidence, have made an arrest in a 22-year-old sexual assault cold case.

In the Spring of 2009, the Fairfax County Police Department’s Cold Case, Sexual Crimes Unit, re-opened a case from 1987. On May 11 of that year, someone broke into a home in the 7400 block of Lisle Avenue in the Pimmit Hills area of Fairfax County. The 30-year-old female resident was brutally attacked and sexually assaulted. The victim eventually jumped out of a window to escape her attacker.  The suspect fled and managed to evade capture until now.

Detectives recently submitted DNA evidence to the Virginia Forensic Laboratory and a positive match was found in the DNA database. Based on this information, Cold Case detectives proceeded with their investigation and evidence was presented to the Grand Jury on Monday, November 16. John Q. Kinsey, 49, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania was indicted for rape and burglary with intent to commit rape.

On Wednesday, November 20, Kinsey was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police at his residence. He was returned to Virginia on Wednesday, December 2 to face the criminal allegations.