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Centreville Man is Charged with Rape

A Centreville man is facing a possible four life terms in prison after being arrested and charged with raping a 32-year-old Fauquier County woman, early Sunday morning, in Centreville. He is Rodrico "Rico" Eric Turner, 33, of 5507 Bent Maple Lane in the Fair Lakes Glen community.

Fairfax County police say he and the woman met Saturday night at O'Toole's Roadhouse Restaurant in the Pickwick Shopping Center, and she agreed to give him a ride home at closing time. According to police, he directed her to the deadend of Summit Street at Bobann Drive, where he allegedly drew a knife and physically attacked her with both the weapon and his hands.

Police say Turner allegedly assaulted her sexually, as well, and then ordered her out of her car. He reportedly drove off in her vehicle, but police recovered it, later that morning, a few miles away. (However, authorities declined to reveal the exact location where the car was found).

The woman was transported to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with cuts, bruises and abrasions. She described her assailant to police as a light-skinned black man, 5 feet, 10 inches and 170 pounds, with short, cropped brown hair and "striking" green eyes.

She also told authorities that the man had the word "Rico" tattooed on the left side of his neck. Police say Turner was allegedly identified as the assailant, on Monday evening, after an extensive investigation by detectives. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center, where he's being held without bond.

Police charged him with rape, two counts of forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to defile. Rape and forcible sodomy are each punishable by five years to life in prison, and the abduction charge carries a penalty of 20 years to life. Turner has a Sept. 24 court date.