Pr. William Co. police ID suspect in massage parlor attack

WASHINGTON — Police are searching for Clarence Olutayo Olowu, a man who allegedly attacked a massage parlor employee after she declined to hug him.

The suspect in a Woodbridge massage parlor attach on Sunday is described as black, mid-20s, around 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has dark hair with a dark-colored, unshaven beard and mustache.  (Courtesy Prince William County Police)
Police are asking for help finding Clarence Olutayo Olowu, 32, of Manassas, Virginia. (Courtesy Prince William County Police)


The victim told Prince William County Police that around 10 a.m. Sunday, a man walked into ZY Massage on Dynasty Loop in Woodbridge, Virginia, and asked to use the restroom.

As he left the building, he asked the 44-year-old woman for a hug but she said no. Later, he returned to the business and locked himself and the employee inside. The two got into a struggle but she was able to break free and run away. She received minor injuries from the attack.

Police identified Olowu, 32, after releasing photos from the massage parlor, but they have not been able to find the Manassas man, who is wanted for abduction and assault and battery.

They say he was last seen walking toward Telegraph Road. He is described as black, around 6 feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He has dark hair with a dark-colored, unshaven beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a skull on the back right pocket, a black shirt with “Blackwatch” written on the front, a gray New York Yankees hat and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about where Olowu is should call police at 703-792-6500 or Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

WTOP’s Colleen Kelleher contributed to this report.

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