A man posed as a cable worker to try and get inside a Dale City teenager's home—and when that didn't work, the man threatened her until she let him inside, where he sexually assaulted her.
Prince William County Police are searching for the man, who knocked on the 15-year-old victim's door on the 4400 block of Echo Court Monday afternoon. The victim said the man claimed to work for the cable company and asked for a person who did not reside at the home. After the teenager told him that no one by that name lived at the address, the man left.
He came back a short time later and this time threatened that he would hurt her if she did not let him inside.
"Once inside the home, the man displayed what appeared to be a knife and forced the victim to a bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her," Officer Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for the Prince William County Police Department, said in a press release.
When the victim began to kick and scream, the man fled the home. The victim contacted police at 3:05 p.m., after the encounter.
Officers were unable to locate the suspect, who was described as a black male, 20-29 years old, with a medium build. He was wearing a gray jacket, red shirt, black dress shoes and black pants.
Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700. Callers may remain anonymous.