Suspect wanted for sexually assaulting young girl in Fairfax County, police say

Officials in Fairfax County are asking for help to locate a person suspected of sexually assaulting, and attempting to assault two young girls in Annandale.

Investigators say the incident happened Saturday in the 7900 block of Charles Thomson Lane around 6:30 p.m. They say two girls, 11 and 13, were walking in the area when they were approached by a man. The man then inappropriately touched one of the girls.

Fairfax County police say the man tried to touch the other girl but she fought him off and he ran away.

Police say they conducted an extensive search of the neighborhood with their helicopter and K9 unit.

Officials say the suspect was described as Hispanic, between 30 to 40 years old, 5-feet, 4-inches to 5-feet, 6 inches tall, with a heavy build, and short black hair. They say he was wearing a green vest, plaid long sleeve shirt, and blue jeans.

Police say those in the neighborhood can expect to see an increase in officers in that neighborhood as they try to identify the suspect and conduct their investigation.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation is urged to call Fairfax County police Major Crimes Bureau at (703) 246-7800.