The man suspected of slashing young women’s buttocks as they shopped at Fairfax County shopping malls last year has been arrested in Peru, police said Saturday.
Authorities said they did not have any details of the arrest but confirmed that Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, 40, was in custody in Peru and that police were “just starting the process of working with federal and international authorities to return him back to Fairfax County,” said Officer Shelley Broderick, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman, in a statement.
Fairfax police issued a warrant in September charging Guillen Pimentel with malicious wounding in one of nine attacks on women in their teens and early 20s. The slashings took place between February and July last year at Fair Oaks Mall, Tysons Corner Center and other nearby shopping centers, police said.
In mid-December, authorities learned that Guillen Pimentel had fled to his native Peru, where his arrival sparked a flurry of local media coverage dubbing him a “corta nalgas,” or “buttock slasher.”