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Sexual Battery, Abduction Charged

Fairfax County police have charged a Lorton man with abduction, sexual battery and two counts of impersonating a law enforcement officer. He is Kedrick Evans, 48, of 7317 Ardglass Drive.

In May, police began receiving reports from employees of local massage parlors that, on more than one occasion, a customer had displayed what he claimed were law enforcement credentials from the FBI. Furthermore, at least one employee alleged that this same person sexually assaulted her on June 24.

Using leads and information provided by the alleged victims, investigators were able to identify a suspect and determined he was not an FBI employee. On June 25, police arrested Evans.

They believe there may potentially be more victims and urge anyone with information regarding this case to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text “TIP187” plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

Countywide Transit Network Study

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is conducting the Countywide Transit Network Study to determine the type of transit systems needed to accommodate forecasted growth throughout the county over the next several decades. The study has developed a proposed concept plan for where Metrorail should be extended, where light-rail systems are appropriate, and where dedicated lanes that allow buses to move faster could go. The study will also recommend how the system can be phased in and funded over time.

The public is invited to participate in the study’s third public meeting and workshop to discuss the proposed High Quality Transit Network (HQTN) concept. It’s slated for Wednesday, July 10, in rooms 4 and 5 of the Fairfax County Government Center. There’ll be an open-house format from 6-9 p.m., with a 20-minute presentation at 7 p.m.

The public meeting will present preliminary recommendations for the HQTN corridors and describe the network’s benefits for the county and its residents. For more information, see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/2050transitstudy and join the conversation online via the IdeaScale discussion board at www.fairfaxcountydot.ideascale.com/. The next steps in the study will be to respond to the commentary received on the proposed concept, consider and incorporate potential revisions and develop final study recommendations this fall.