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Sex crime involving 6-year-old victim in Merrifield leads to arrest

MERRIFIELD, VA – According to Fairfax County police, a 6-year-old boy in Merrifield was the victim of a sex crime that resulted in charges.

Last Thursday around 7 p.m., officers responded to a playground in the 7300 block of Arlington Boulevard. Police received a report of a man unlawfully touching the 6-year-old and were able to quickly locate and arrest the man.

Victor Villalobos, 47, of Merrifield, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a juvenile under the age of 13. He is being held without bail at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

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Following the child sex crime, police have increased their presence and outreach efforts in the area. The Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Assistance Unit has been assigned to provide resources and assistance to the victim.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or who has had unauthorized contact with Villalobos to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 (option 4) or submit a tip through Crime Solvers.

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