Good Samaritan intervenes during sexual assault of a teenage girl in Virginia

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WDVM/WFXR)– A Virginia man is being called a hero after he stepped in to save a teenage girl from sexual assault on Thursday.

Fairfax County Police responded to the 7000 block of Backlick Court in Springfield on Thursday, May 14 when a man approached a teenage girl on the sidewalk and sexually assaulted her. The victim tried to call 911, but the suspect took her phone and threw it on the ground. However, a nearby homeowner helped officers stop the man.

The man — 25-year-old Arjun Dhimal — has been taken into custody and charged with abduction with intent to defile, attempted rape, and preventing a person from summoning law enforcement.

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