Police: Man charged after attempted sexual assault on 8-year-old girl in Va. supermarket

Ricardo Rodriguez. (Prince William County Police Department)

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WJLA) - A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged after police say he attempted to sexually assault an 8-year-old girl at a Woodbridge supermarket Sunday.

According to police in Prince William County, Ricardo Rodriguez sat in a chair next to the girl while her parent was completing a transaction at the Todos Supermarket in the 13900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway around 5:50 p.m. Oct. 8.

Police say Rodriguez "pulled up the victim's shirt and attempted to unbutton her pants" sometime during the interaction.

That's when, police say, the girl screamed, got up and ran to her parent as Rodriguez fled the scene. He was located by police a short time later and was arrested without incident.

Rodriguez has been charged with attempted aggravated sexual battery and is currently being held without bond.

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