Fairfax Co. man charged with burglary, sexual assault

WASHINGTON — A Fairfax County man is facing several charges after police say he broke into a house, sexually assaulted the resident and stole several items before leaving.

On Wednesday, police responded to a report of burglary and sexual assault around 11:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Covington Square Way. Police say the suspect, later identified as 44-year-old Choon Poong Lee, reportedly broke into the home, sexually assaulted the resident, stole several things from the house and then fled.

The victim called police after the incident and received medical attention, police say.

The victim could not initially identify the suspect, but detectives were able to develop information based on leads and interviews that pointed to Lee as the suspect. Detectives say the victim had some familiarity with Lee.

Police were able to connect evidence with the crime and charge Lee.

On Friday, Lee — a Springfield resident — was charged with two counts of attempted rape, burglary with intent to defile robbery and object penetration.

Lee was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Police have not released any additional details about the incident at this time.

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