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Kim Indicted on Burglary, Sex Charges

A Fairfax County grand jury has indicted a 36-year-old Fair Oaks man on four criminal charges involving burglary and sex offenses.

He is Dong Soo Kim of 12162 Penderview Lane in the Penderbrook community.

In affidavits for search warrants filed Aug. 22 and 23, police Det. Ronald K. Miller gave details of the case against Kim. He 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 described the intruder to police. After police learned that entry was made via an unlocked, sliding-glass door, they obtained several latent fingerprints from it and had them analyzed.

Less than a month later, on Aug. 20, an intruder broke into the same home and sexually assaulted 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 assailant entered through the same door as was used on July 31. Meanwhile, wrote Miller, the police database matched the fingerprints submitted with those of Kim, who had a prior arrest record.

Police charged Kim with burglary with intent to commit rape, in connection with the July 31 incident. Then, once they 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, Jan. 21, the grand jury indicted him. If convicted of either of the sexual-penetration charges, Kim could receive as much as life in prison. He is scheduled for a March 11 jury trial.

<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs