Police: Man arrested, accused of dragging woman into Va. woods, attempting sexual assault

Dominique Ashley Childs. (Photo, Fairfax County Police) 

A man has been arrested and charged with dragging a woman into the woods in Reston and trying to sexually assault her, according authorities.

Fairfax County Police say they arrested Dominique Ashley Childs, 33, in Manassas on Monday after receiving a tip. Police charged him with abduction with intent to defile.

On August 14, according to police, a woman was walking in the 12000 block of North Shore Drive at around 2:30 p.m. when a random man came behind her and dragged her into the woods.

Police say the man proceeded to try to take the woman's clothes off but then ran away.

Three days later, police released a sketch of the suspect in the case.

Childs is being held in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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