Virginia man behind bars for kidnapping and sexual assault could lead to more victims: police

A Virginia man already behind bars charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accidentally entered the wrong vehicle could have more victims, police said.

Julio Basurto, 42, is in custody in connection with his June 22 arrest for which he is charged with the kidnapping and forced sodomy of the woman.

Now, Arlington County police are looking for potential victims in four other possible sexual assaults.

Police received a report shortly after May 21 at around 6:40 a.m. from a woman who said she was sexually assaulted leaving a bar on Clarendon Boulevard earlier that morning. The woman said she was approached by a black vehicle that she mistakenly believed was a carpool.

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Julio Basurto

Julio Basurto, 42, is in custody in connection with his June 22 arrest for kidnapping and forced sodomy of a woman. (Arlington County Police Department)

The woman said she entered the vehicle and was sexually assaulted during the ride before she was able to escape. Police said Basurto was not operating as a rideshare driver or in rental status.

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Further investigation has led Basurto to face additional charges in connection with an October 10, 2021 incident, which was reported that morning and has now prompted a search for other possible victims.

At approximately 9:55 a.m. that day, a woman met with police to report a sexual assault inside a black vehicle, FOX 5 DC reported. She told police she was leaving a bar on Wilson Boulevard when the suspect approached her in the car. She said she got into the vehicle and was sexually assaulted before she could get out.

Basurto was later identified as a suspect. He was charged last month with kidnapping with intent to defile, object of sexual penetration and unlawful filming.

Arlington Police Car

Arlington County police are looking for potential victims in four other possible sexual assaults. (Arlington County Police Department)

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Detectives obtained information during the thorough criminal investigation that led them to believe there may be further incidents which occurred in the early morning hours of September 20, October 3 and October 14, 2021 and September 4, 2022.

Potential victims are asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department at 703-228-4180. Anonymous tips can be called on the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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