October 16, 2009
Contact: Det. Crystal Nosal, 703 228-4331; 571 221-1492
Man Given Three Life Sentences
Suspect Sexually Assaulted Two Women in 2007
The Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit announces the judgment rendered on Hector Pagan on September 21, 2009. He was arrested as the suspect in two rape and abduction cases from 2007.
On January 11, 2007, at 8 p.m., a 27 year old female was walking along the 4200 block of the Four Mile Run Drive service road. She was approached by a man who forced her to a grassy area and raped her at knife point before fleeing the scene. On February 2, 2007, at 8 p.m., a 23 year old female was walking southbound in the 1500 block of S. George Mason Drive. A man approached her, produced a knife, and forced her to wooded area adjacent to the sidewalk. A struggle ensued, and the victim was cut. The suspect fled the scene after a pedestrian interrupted the incident.
In early June of 2007 evidence submitted in the case yielded a hit against Hector Pagan in the Virginia DNA Databank. With the assistance of detectives from Fairfax County Police Department, police located and arrested Pagan on June 11, 2007.
Hector Pagan was later indicted by the Arlington Grand Jury on multiple charges relating to both incidents. He pled guilty to two counts of Abduction with Intent to Defile and one count of Rape. The case culminated with his punishment of three consecutive life sentences.