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Brothers arrested for sexually assaulting young girl


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested two brothers from Alexandria who they say sexually assaulted a young girl on more than one occasion.

Jose Delman Rivera, 35, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and Jose Rolando Rivera Mendoza, 22, has been charged with rape.

Police say the two men sexually assaulted a female victim who was between seven and 12-years-old at the time of the assault. The assault was reported to have occurred between 2007 and 2010 at a residence in Woodbridge.

The men are known to the victim and were living with the victim at the time of the incidents, according to police.

Police began investigating the assault on May 8 and the two men were arrested on May 13. Both men are being held without bond.

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Police: Motorcyclist crashes into 2 parked cars, dies


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have identified a man who died after a motorcycle crash on Sunday.

Forty-nine-year-old Miguel Fernando Capela was driving a 1999 Kawasaki ZX9R motorcycle in the 13900 block of Mathews Drive when it crashed.

Police say he was traveling at a high speed and crashed into two unoccupied, parked cars.

Capela was transported to an area hospital where he died. No other injuries were reported.

Police say Capela was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not factors.


Va. man arrested for abduction


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 29-year-old Virginia man has been arrested for abduction.

Police say they were called to a residence in the 1900 block of Gableridge Terrace in Woodbridge, Va. at 11:30 p.m. on May 5 to investigate an assault.

The victim, a 29-year-old woman from Alexandria, told police she went to meet the suspect, Kwadwo Aboagye, at his address in the area, according to officials. Once there, the two engaged in a verbal altercation before escalating to a physical assault.

Police say Aboagye ordered the victim into a bathtub where he proceeded to forcibly cut the victim's hair and clothing with a pair of scissors. The victim sustained deep cuts to her hands.

Aboagye is currently being held without bond.


Rescued animals up for adoption in Prince William County


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Rabbits, sheep, goats and a bull calf are available for adoption at the Prince William County Animal Shelter.

The animals were recovered from the Cross State's Stable in Bristow, where officials found several animals which appeared to be emaciated and in need of medical care.

Larry Dale Sams, 58 and Carolyn Mae Sams, 33 were arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

Animal control officers removed 59 animals from the property. Some of these animals had to be euthanized due to their poor condition of health. The rest of the animals are being cared for by the Animal Control staff.

Va. basketball coach accused of assaulting student


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia high school basketball coach has been arrested for assaulting a student on school property, according to Prince William County police.

Donald Gallitz, a teacher and girls basketball coach at Forest Park High School, has been charged with three counts of assault and battery.

Investigation revealed that Gallitz assaulted a 17-year-old male student on more than one occasion on between November 2013 and January 2014, according to police. At the time of the incident, Gallitz was the victim's teacher.

The investigation was conducted jointly with Child Protective Services and Prince William County Schools.

Father charged in death of 3-month-old son


HAYMARKET, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have charged a man with murder and felony child abuse for the death of his three-month-old son.

David Michael Schmidt, 28, called police on August 5, 2013 to report that his son, identified as Rhys Schmidt, was not breathing. Rhys died on August 17 as a result of the injuries.

Police say the child was flown to an area hospital where it was discovered that he had sustained injuries consistent with being shaken.

Schmidt was arrested on May 1 following an extensive investigation into the child's death.

He is being held without bond.


Woman assaults police officer while holding 5 year old


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say a woman holding a 5-year-old girl assaulted a police officer responding to a domestic disturbance in Prince William County.

Police were called to the 11800 block of Critton Circle in Woodbridge, Va. on April 29 for the report of a domestic disturbance. Following an investigation, police say 38-year-old Believe Amponsah, of the 11800 block of Critton Circle, became aggressive towards officers as they attempted to arrest a member of her family.

Police say Amponsah pushed and grabbed an officer while holding the victim, a 5-year-old girl. Officers completed the arrest of the family member and later obtained warrants for Amponsah. She was arrested without incident and faces charges of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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