Fairfax County, Virginia “butt slasher” arrested and to be prosecuted for malicious wounding. The man suspected of attacking women by slashing their buttocks in the Fairfax County last year has been arrested in Lima, Peru.
Fairfax County police issued a news release that the accused “butt slasher”, Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel, was arrested Monday and transported by U.S. Marshals to Fairfax County on Tuesday.
Pimentel – The wanted “butt slasher” has been charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding and one count of forging a public document. If convicted of every charge he could be sentenced by the Fairfax Circuit Court to 150 years in prison.
In nine separate incidents, young women in Fairfax reported that a man had slashed their clothing as they shopped. One woman reported that she felt a pinch and thought that a hanger had snagged her. According to Fairfax criminal defense lawyer Alex Gordon, each count of malicious wounding is a Class Three Felony and can be punished by a sentence between five years nor more than 20 years and a fine of not more than $100,000. Each Count of attempted Malicious Wounding can be punished by up to 10 years in prison.
Malicious Wounding is defined in Virginia Code Section 18.2-51. It punishes an individual if they maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or by any means cause him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill. If such act be done unlawfully, but not maliciously, with the intent aforesaid, the offender shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Police convened a task force to find and stop the man responsible. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Guillen in September 2011.
He is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center which is connected to the Fairfax County Courthouse and across the street from The Gordon Law Firm.