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Fairfax Co. Police Searching for Man Suspected of Rape

(Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)
(Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division of the Fairfax County Police Department are searching for 18-year-old Ronald Fabricio Herrera Contreras, who is suspected of rape, abduction with the intent to defile, gang participation and assault and battery. According to a press release from the department, these crimes occurred in July 2016.

The department’s investigation began in August 2016 when a 15-year-old girl from Falls Church alleged to a family case worker that Contreras had raped her back in July. The case worker immediately called the police.

The victim, who speaks no English, said Contreras was a known gang member and a friend of another family member. According to hear, he would visit the home occasionally and at some point, began to verbally threaten the victim.

Allegedly he said harm would come to her and her family if she didn’t stay in touch with him. She said that eventually, he came to her home every day to “check” on her and threaten to kill her if she called police.

On or about July 13, 2016, the victim said that she got a phone call from Contreras. He allegedly ordered her to come outside and walk with him. Out of fear, she went outside and they walked until they came upon a wooded area in a park in the 7300 block of Lee Highway. Contreras allegedly dragged her into the woods, raped her and then left here there.

Sex Crimes detectives have been working on this case and have been assisted by detectives from the Fugitive Section, the Intelligence Unit and by agents from Immigration and Custom Enforcement Fugitive Operations.

Numerous interviews have been conducted, search warrants have been obtained and social media accounts have been monitored, all in an attempt to locate Contreras. He has reportedly been in hiding, attempting to avoid apprehension, but is believed to still be in the United States. Contreras is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

The Fairfax County Police Department asks that anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ronald Fabricio Herrera Contreras is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 703-246-7800, or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting 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.