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Kim Cases Go to Grand Jury

The criminal cases against Dong Soo Kim, 36, of 12162 Penderview Lane in Fair Oaks' Penderbrook community, have been sent to the grand jury. He's charged with four burglary and sex offenses.

In court documents filed Aug. 22 and 23, Fairfax County police Det. Ronald K. Miller wrote that, on July 31, around 3:30 a.m., a resident of the 12100 block of Greenway Court — also in Penderbrook — heard noises and awoke to find [Kim] allegedly standing in his bedroom.

The victim later gave the intruder's description to the police. Officer E.C. Becker responded to the home, learned that entry had been made via an unlocked, sliding-glass door and obtained several latent fingerprints from it. Afterward, he submitted these prints to the Northern Virginia Regional Identification Section (NOVARIS) for analysis.

Then on Aug. 20, police say Kim reportedly struck again, breaking into the same home and allegedly sexually assaulting a 33-year-old woman who was an acquaintance of the resident. The woman was asleep in the bedroom, around 12:45 a.m., when the incident occurred.

Police determined that the intruder entered through the same door as on July 31.

A fingerprint-identification specialist examined the evidence submitted by Officer Becker and entered the fingerprints into the NOVARIS database. According to Miller, the database matched the fingerprints submitted with those of Kim, who had a prior arrest record.

Following the July 31 incident, police charged Kim with burglary with intent to commit rape. He was held at the Adult Detention Center without bond. Once police determined — through his fingerprints, forensic evidence and description — that Kim was also allegedly responsible for the Aug. 20 incident, they also charged him with burglary and two counts of object sexual penetration.

Last Tuesday, Dec. 10, in General District Court, Judge Ian O'Flaherty certified all four charges against Kim to the next grand jury for possible indictment. If convicted of either of the sexual-penetration charges, Kim could receive as much as life in prison.