Police Seek Additional Victims of Juvenile Sexual Assault Suspect

ARLINGTON, VA -- The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating a suspect involved in the sexual assault of a 17 year-old juvenile and police are concerned that there may be additional victims. 

The suspect, 50 year-old Miguel Angel Pinedo-Valdivia, was charged on April 12, 2013, with Attempted Forcible Sodomy.  One day prior to his arrest, Pinedo-Valdivia approached the juvenile victim outside a Columbia Pike restaurant offering potential work. The victim entered the suspects Mercedes sedan and was driven to an unknown location in Maryland where he was sexually assaulted. The suspect then drove the victim back to an apartment complex in Arlington County, where he once again sexually assaulted the juvenile.  

Information revealed in the investigation indicates that there are potentially other victims and police believe Pinedo-Valdivia could be targeting the Hispanic immigrant population.  Anyone who has information about this suspect or has information on additional victims is asked to call Detective Hermes Molina at 703.228.4208 or email investigations@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477). 


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