Man sought for assault in Loudoun County

The WO&D Trail is popular with bicyclists and joggers. (WTOP/Kristi King)

WASHINGTON — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred Monday morning along the W&OD Trail in Sterling.

A woman was assaulted on the trail near Oak Grove Road, according to the sheriff’s department.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, police say a jogger was knocked to the ground from behind and assaulted.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, roughly 5 foot, 6 inches tall with short black hair. Police say he has a muscular build and weighs about 200 pounds.

The man wore dark-colored clothing and fled the scene by foot on the trail toward Fairfax, according to the sheriff’s department.

Those with information about this assault should call Detective J.S. Chichocki, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-737-8481.

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