Johnny Pimentel pleads guilty to Fairfax County butt slashings
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP/ABC7) - A former day laborer has pleaded guilty to sneaking up on multiple women in northern Virginia and cutting their backsides with a razor blade or box cutter.
Johnny Guillen Pimentel pleaded Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court to two counts each of malicious wounding and unlawful wounding. The attacks occurred over several months in 2011.
He was suspected of slashing nine different women at various retail outlets, including Tysons Corner Center. The Washington Post reports that under a plea deal, five other counts were dropped.
His attacks were carried out between February and July of 2011 at a variety of retail locations in Fairfax County, including Fair Oaks Mall, Tysons Corner Center, Fairfax Towne Center and Greenbrier Shopping Center.
Each of Pimentel's victims was a woman in her 20s.
Neither prosecutors nor Guillen Pimentel's attorney gave any indication of why he carried out the attacks.
He was arrested in January of 2012 after fleeing to his native Peru. The 41-year-old Pimentel was later extradited for trial in Fairfax County.