Rape Cases Go To Grand Jury

Rape Cases Go To Grand Jury

Centreville resident Reginald Andre Wright stands accused of raping two 13-year-old girls, and both cases are now headed for the grand jury.

Wright, 31, is of 14845 Maidstone Court in the London Towne community; the alleged victims live in Centreville and Lorton. Fairfax County police say the crimes occurred nine days apart — on Jan. 20 and on Jan. 29.

BOTH INCIDENTS happened in Centreville homes. According to police, the first one took place in the home of the alleged victim. As a result, Wright was charged on Feb. 10 with carnal knowledge of a minor — also known as statutory rape.

The Jan. 29 incident involved the Lorton girl, who was spending the night at a Centreville friend's home in the 14800 block of Hatfield Square — not far from Wright's residence. While she was there, say police, Wright also visited the home overnight.

And during that time, police contend that he had "inappropriate contact with the girl on two occasions." The teen reported the alleged incidents to her parents when she returned home, and they contacted the police.

Wright was arrested at his home, Feb. 2, and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of carnal knowledge of a minor. He's still being held without bond at the Adult Detention Center.

Wearing the green uniform of a county-jail prisoner, he appeared last Friday, March 25, in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, as did the alleged victims and their families. However, no evidence was presented and no one testified.

Instead, the sexual assault charge was dropped, and Wright waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the two carnal knowledge charges. Judge Teena Grodner then certified both cases against him to the next grand jury for possible indictment. If convicted, he could receive as much as 20 years in prison total — 10 years for each offense.