Months of intense, complex investigative work by the City of Falls Church Police has resulted in a conviction earlier this month for the sexual assault of two female victims at a local hotel which occurred in January 2009 Falls Church City officials reported today.
The Arlington County Circuit Court sentenced 24-year-old Dennis Alba Terrazas, who lives in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, to a 10-year consecutive sentence. Falls Church Police have also charged 18-year-old Norka Linares and 23-year-old Ander Jiminez Foronda with concealing a crime. One victim, a 23-year-old female, was raped and sodomized.
With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals’ Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Terrazas was located and taken into custody by U.S. Marshals, without incident on Feb. 17, 2009, in Richmond. On Dec. 3, 2009, he was sentenced to five years for rape and five years for sodomy (10-year total sentence).
The incident began the night of Jan. 18, 2009, when Falls Church Police received a 911 call for a possible abduction and sexual assault. Reports are an 18-year-old girl, her boyfriend and the girl’s cousin, were celebrating the girl’s birthday at the Stratford Motor Lodge, 300 W. Broad St.
Over the course of the evening, two women were sexually assaulted, according to police. One of the victims was taken to another hotel outside of the City limits after being assaulted, in order not to have the crime exposed. The victim’s cousin then lied to police about her identity in order to minimize the events.
None of the 12 people present in the motel room that night are City residents. All live in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County.
Police reported many of those involved in the case are in their 20s, one female is 18 years old and two of the males are 17 years old.