Detectives for the Fairfax County Police Department arrested Elmer Moises Nieto Lara, 28, of the Falls Church area of Fairfax County and charged him with abduction with the intent to defile, the Fairfax County Police Department announced this afternoon.
According to the police department, a 28-year-old Falls Church woman reported that she was walking home from the East Falls Church Metro station in the 1100 block Jennifer Street on Tuesday, May 12, at around 11 p.m. when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her and covered her mouth with his hands.
She struggled and screamed, which seemed to cause the suspect to let go and flee towards Leesburg Pike. The woman immediately called 911 from her cell phone and responding officers set up a perimeter and stopped Lara, who was positively identified. He was arrested and transported to the Fairfax Adult Detention Center.
The woman did not require medical attention. Anyone with information about Lara, or who may have witnessed the crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers at fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, by text message by sending “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 703-691-2131.