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Police: Break-in suspect fondled sleeping Va. woman

By ARLnow.com

Thursday - 2/20/2014, 4:15pm  ET

Joshua Barrett (photo courtesy ACPD)A Woodbridge man is in jail after police say he broke into an apartment and started fondling a woman as she slept.

Joshua Barrett, 23, has been charged with burglary with intent to commit rape and sexual assault and battery. Police say he broke a window and gained entry into an apartment on the 4500 block of Arlington Blvd, near the National Guard Readiness Center, around 3:00 a.m. this past Sunday morning. Once inside, police say he started touching a woman who was in bed asleep.

“Barrett entered the victim’s bedroom and began to fondle her as she slept,” according to an Arlington County Police Department press release. “The 36 year-old female awoke at approximately 3:10 a.m., as Barrett was lying next to her and screamed. The victim ran to the lobby of her apartment complex and called police.”

“As officers were conducting their initial search of the apartment, a male subject matching Barrett’s description was seen standing outside the rear of the residence,” the press release continued. “A foot pursuit ensued and Barrett was taken into custody.”

Barrett was denied bond and is currently being held at the Arlington County Detention Facility.