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Prostitute Raped, Beaten, Robbed at Van Dorn Hotel

Police think three suspects — including one from Northern Virginia — may have been involved in other similar incidents in the region.

Suspect Michael Reed; photo courtesy of Fairfax County Police Department
Suspect Michael Reed; photo courtesy of Fairfax County Police Department

A prostitute was raped, beaten and robbed at a hotel on Van Dorn Street, according to Fairfax County Police. 

One of the men who has been arrested and charged is from the Alexandria area. 

The 25-year-old woman from California was staying at a local hotel on Thursday, June 20, in the 5700 block of Van Dorn Street "for the purposes of online solicitation of adult services," police said in a news release issued Tuesday. 

Around 4:30 a.m., three men forced their way into her hotel room and one brandished a handgun, according to police. The victim was sexually assaulted and robbed of money and personal property, police reported.

Detectives from Fairfax County reached out to other surrounding jurisdictions and were able to locate the suspects. With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the three suspects were taken into custody on warrants from Fairfax County.

Michael Reed, 19, of the 6100 block of Edsall Road in Alexandria, was charged with rape, robbery, and abduction with intent to defile, and he is currently at Fairfax County Jail, according to police.

Daqwanne Pearson, 18, of the 3900 block of 21st Street in Temple Hills, Md., was charged with robbery and abduction with intent to defile, and is currently in jail in Maryland awaiting extradition.

Reginald Gooden, 18, of the 2900 block of Second Street, SE in Washington, D.C., was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, animate object penetration, and abduction with intent to defile, and is currently in jail in Washington D.C. awaiting extradition.

Detectives believe there may be more victims related to these suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.

Fairfax County Police acknowledged Alexandria City Police, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police, and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in their assistance in the case.

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

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