Arrest Made in Sexual Assault

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News Release: 13/159/0173/(6)EJA
June 10, 2013

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault

photo of Tabbasum Gilani

photo of Tabbasum Gilani

            Franconia Police District – Officers were called to 6364 Springfield Plaza at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. A 23-year-old woman reported she was sexually assaulted. Earlier in the day, the victim was detained and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting. She claimed a loss prevention officer coerced her into performing a sexual act. The victim was transported to the hospital.

            Detectives conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Tabbasum H. Gilani, 29, of 7965 Almeda Court, in Lorton. Gilani was the loss prevention officer who detained the victim earlier in the day. Gilani was charged with abduction with intent to defile and forcible sodomy. He was transported the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

            Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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