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Slasher In Custody, Peruvian Authorities Say

South American law officials tell CNN they have caught the suspect in series of Fairfax County butt slashings.

CNN is reporting that a man suspected in a series of buttock slashings in Fairfax County has been captured in Peru.

Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 40, was arrested Friday in Lima, according to Interpol Peru.

Fairfax County Police have been looking for Pimentel since last summer, after they received a tip he could be responsible for a series of incidents in which young women were stabbed in retail stores from February to July of 2011. It was reported in late December that authorities believed he may have fled to Peru.

A total of nine known cases have been reported to police, detailed in a list of incidents on the department's homepage. The last known assault was July 25 at Forever 21 in Fair Oaks Mall.

The complete list of incidents are:

  • July 25, Fair Oaks Mall, Forever XXI
  • June 20, Greenbriar Shopping Center, Marshalls
  • June 18, Tysons Corner Mall, H & M
  • June 8, Fairfax Towne Center, T.J. Maxx
  • May 16, Fair Oaks Mall, Ann Taylor
  • March 11, Tysons Corner Center, H & M
  • February 14, Fair Oaks Mall, near Champps
  • February, Fair Oaks Mall (no other info available)
  • February, Fair Oaks Mall, Forever XXI (no other info available)

To interact with a map of the stabbing locations, click here.

Chipperson January 15, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Leave him in Peru. He will get off here with our non-existent justice system and then be released as a legal immigrant.
Amelie Krikorian January 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Exactly. There are several South American countries who won't extradite anyway; not sure if Peru is one of them. I know Mexico is -- they also won't arrest or charge someone who committed a violent crime in the US, leaving them free to sneak back across the border and commit more crimes.
EMC January 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
In re: Amelie - that's not entirely true. Mexico and most other Latin American countries routinely allow extradition to the U.S. The only exception is for murderers who may face the death penalty if they are extradited. Since Mexico does not have capital punishment, they typically demand assurances from the U.S. that the criminal will not be sentenced to death if they are extradited. But again, this routinely happens. Clearly you are for strict immigration policy, but this has nothing to do with people sneaking over the border. Stay on topic, please.

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