On Friday, May 3, City of Falls Church Police arrested 46-year-old Carlos Guillermo Suarez Diaz, of Falls Church (Fairfax County), in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in March of this year.
The original incident occurred on the evening of March 13, when police say Diaz approached a 17-year-old female in the rear parking lot of 124 E. Broad Street. Police say Diaz, dressed as a woman, asked the victim if he could take her picture, to which she initially consented. While taking the pictures, he began to touch her inappropriately. The victim told him to stop, and left the scene.
The victim did not initially report the encounter to her parents or law enforcement. A counselor associated with the victim notified police on March 21 and an investigation was initiated.
Diaz was charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery and released on a summons. He is scheduled to appear in the Falls Church Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court for arraignment on May 14.
A statement released by the F.C. Communications Office says “Falls Church Police would like to thank area residents for calling in with tips, and the greater Falls Church area business community for providing detectives with video images from their surveillance systems. This cooperation was instrumental in identifying the suspect and leading to his arrest.”