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Va. man arrested for raping 12-year-old girl


DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl multiple times.

Ezequiel Salazar Rangel, 35, of Dumfries was arrested after a family member reported the assault.

Rangel sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl that he knew on more than one occasion since August 2014, police said.

He's charged with three counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of rape. Rangel is being held without bond.

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FOUND: 2 teens from Prince William County


PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two teens who were reported missing from Prince William County have been located and are safe, report police on Friday.

Sixteen-year-old Royce Ratcliff of Dumfries, Va. and 16-year-old Angelina Occhiuzzo of Woodbridge, Va. were believed to have been together and possibly be in Angelina's car. Ratcliff hadn't been seen since Tuesday.

No other details about their location were given on Friday morning.

FOUND: Max Lyreman, 14, Prince William County


OCCOQUAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police Department have found a 14-year-old boy who was last seen Monday afternoon in the town of Occoquan, police said.

Tuesday, police said Max Lyreman was located and is safe.


Police: Va. man sexually assaulted 12-year-old since 2012


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Virginia man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl multiple times since 2012, Prince William County police said.

Santos Joel Iraheta Zometa, 45, of Woodbridge, has been charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of peeping.

Officers responded to a home in the 1300 block of Bayside Ave in Woodbridge on Saturday, Sept 27 to investigate the sexual assault.

"The investigation revealed that the victim, a 12 year old girl, was sexually assaulted by the accused, a known acquaintance, on more than one occasion since 2012," according to police.

Iraheta Zometa was arrested and is being held without bond.

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Carmellos and Monza are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from Th., Oct. 2 to Oct. 31. Carmello’s will offer their ‘Go Pink’ dish of Lamb Meatballs with Fettuccine with 10 percent of the dish being donated to the American Cancer Society, while Monza is giving away 10 percent of all their pizza sales throughout October. For more information, go to www.carmellos.com or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Old Town Manassas, Va. “Enjoy some delicious lamb or pizza and help support breast cancer awareness,” said Pires.

Trial set for school owner, teacher accused of biting toddler


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A teacher accused of biting a 13-month-old boy and the school owner accused of failing to report it will appear in court again in December, according to Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court officials.

Goddard School teacher Theresa Brown and owner Nadia Choudry were arraigned on Thursday. Both women were arrested on Sept. 19, according to police. Brown was charged with assault & battery and Choudry was charged with failure to report child abuse or neglect.

They will appear in Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Dec. 19.

Prince William County police say that on Sept. 16, detectives responded to the the Goddard School located at 5490 Staples Mill Plaza to investigate an assault involving an employee and child that happened on Sept. 11.

Student caught carrying pellet gun near Va. school


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Woodbridge high schooler was caught with a pellet gun near Lake Ridge Middle School on Monday, Prince William County police said.

At 2:41 in the afternoon, police responded to Lake Ridge Middle School located at 12350 Mohican Rd in Woodbridge to the report of someone with a gun near the school.


The person, a student atWoodbridge Senior High School, had walked out of a nearby wooded area during a fire drill carrying the pellet gun, police said.

School staff had already detained the student before police arrived.


"No injuries were reported and the pellet gun was never pointed towards the school, students or staff," police said.