Man Arrested for Yorktown High School Sex Assault

by ARLnow.com November 30, 2012 at 11:55 am 11,842 64 Comments

(Updated at 12:15 p.m.) A 34-year-old Arlington man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl on the Yorktown High School track.

The alleged incident happened around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. According to police, the man (described as having a “muscular build”) touched the girl’s buttocks as she was jogging around the track. He also blew her kisses and said “hey baby,” according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The girl is a student at Yorktown but was not participating in a school activity at the time of the incident, Sternbeck said.

Acting on a hunch — the suspect was said to frequent the track area and has been known to approach female joggers — an Arlington police officer stopped by the school around 6:45 last night.

The officer spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description near the track, then observed him hop a fence and urinate on a tree in a wooded area, Sternbeck said. The man was arrested and the victim’s mother was able to positively ID him on scene, according to Sternbeck.

Anibal Guzman, 34, has been charged with sexual assault and urinating in public, Sternbeck said. He’s currently being held at the Arlington County Detention Facility.

“This is an example of how the Arlington County Police Department is dedicated to keeping a safe community,” Deputy Police Chief Daniel Murray told ARLnow.com. “Individuals committing crimes of this nature in Arlington will be held accountable for their actions.”

Photo courtesy Arlington County Police Department

  • Captain_Obvious

    He’s not muscular, just fat.

    • DM

      …He’s big boned

  • Mitch Michaelson

    Credit where credit is due, sounds like some great police work.

  • SteamboatWillie

    and so it continues.

  • YHS Alumni

    Great job ACPD!!

  • Arlingtonian

    Awesome job, ACPD.

  • JR

    Glad to see they’re doing a good job of keeping the area safe, instead of harassing kids or people without break lights.

    • Anon

      Not having break lights is a hazard – takes more time to tell when someone is stopping with out them.

      Now harassing people with w/barely expired registrations is another issue…

      • Captain_Obvious

        renew it in time and you won’t have any problems. Its that simple, not complicated at all.

        • Exactly

          Seriously, they give you two months to get your registration paid, it’s not that hard. Stop whining about get in trouble for things that are completely your fault.

          • Larry Hoover


      • Todd Todd

        lack of brake lights is a serious hazard.

        • nom de guerre

          Congratulations regarding the correct spelling of brake lights. break lights? WTF? Broken lights?

          • Major Pup McPuppo Jr.

            yeah, break lights. those are the red lights on the back of cars that come on when u take a break from driving to make a stop or slow down. break lights.

          • FrenchyB

            Aren’t those the lights that one uses when he/she is about to blast some Whodini and bust out some fresh moves?

    • do you have a snack when your break light is out or a smoke?

  • South Awwlington

    Good work APD. Buh bye d-bag.

    • SomeGuy

      Potentially good work. Unless they charged the wrong guy. Or if this is a false allegation. Or if it’s the right guy and they didn’t gather enough evidence to convict him.

      Or you could just jump to your conclusion that he’s guilty and a “d-bag.” Which he very well might be, but I’ll hold off on that.

      • jackson

        You always sound like a public defender.

        • drax

          He provides a service to this forum.

          • unlike you

          • SomeGuy

            Thanks, drax. Judging from how my comments have been getting throttled lately, it doesn’t seem like the moderators care much for my perspective. Maybe you’re seeing the same thing? I appreciate your comment.

  • Obama Groupie, “word, yo”

    ArlNow, thanks for letting us know. ACPD, awesome job!

  • Patrick

    Hope he still qualifies for the Homeowner assistance program.

  • Hank

    That is some scumbaggery. Seriously, when people do stuff like that (hoot and holler and grab), do they get off on the action itself? Or do they think of it as a way to hit on someone in the hopes they will reciprocate?


    Great work ACPD. If only he spent more time running on the track instead of dedicating his life to creepiness he wouldn’t be so fat. His muscles are hardly that of my best friend’s. His muscles are “Merican and spectacular. Now that’s a man to be proud of…not this Anibal Guzman fellow. Gross.

  • The Dope of South Arlington

    Yet another…

  • Slosh

    Wow, times have certainly changed since when I was a youngster.

    • That70sGuy

      Ah, the good old days when a cat whistle was a good way to signal your interest.

      • drax

        On the other hand, it won’t be long before the cat whistle is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

  • And

    And a Yankees fan at that…go figure!

  • ARLRez

    Typical… Yankees fan. Throw the book at him. Nice job by ACPD!!

  • Ballston Resident

    Does Anibal Guzman have a police record? Good job ACPD.

  • Derrier Dan

    I wonder if the Yorktown tush touched is also the Ballston Butt grabber

  • Arlington Mom

    Another awesome job by the ACPD!

  • Liz

    Good job, ACPD!

  • craig

    so since he was caught urinating in public, does that equal exposing yourself in public? which equals sex offender? or no?

    • tinklle

      I think it does – so you wind up on the sex offenders register….so be v careful where you tinkle on your way home from the bars

  • Details

    First of all, I’m glad that this perv is locked away. Secondly, I’m surprised none of the usual lawyer types who live on these comment boards have brought up the issue of the suspects “positive” identification…what’s with the victim’s mother making the ID? I understand the victim is underage, but how can a third party, absent during the assault in question make a positive identification? I’d be interested to hear the legality behind it.

    Also, this occurred at the track at Greenbrier Park (which YHS uses)…I only bring this up because I imagine somebody freaking out about these types of characters on “school” property.

    • YHS Alumni

      Greenbriar Park is a county park and is not run by the high school nor is it their property.

    • drax

      I’d imagine the mother had seen the guy at some point. I can’t see how she could ID him otherwise. It’s a detail left out of the story.

  • KARLington

    I’ve seen this guy at the YHS track almost every week. He’d run a little on the track but mostly just hang around. Frequently wearing the Yankees shirt in the mug shot.

  • drax

    I see the BroSlantMugCam is in good working order.

  • Captain_Obvious


    • Douglas Parker

      Probably shouldn’t, I believe that’s what got the young man in trouble in the first place.

      • Douglas Parker

        This is in response to Captain Obvious.

  • KalashniKEV

    That’s VIBRANT.

    • drax

      What is, exactly, Kev? What exactly are you complaining about? Come out and tell us.

    • BYOBB

      Oh.. Hispanic person committed crime. I get it! Good commenting!

      • WLO

        U mad!

      • drax

        More VIBRANCY.

        “We find that military service increases the probability of incarceration for violent crimes among whites, with point estimates suggesting an impact of 0.27 percentage points.”


        So we should maybe keep vets out of our community too, for our own safety, by KEVlogic.

        • Shoe Fits

          In proportion to the demographics of Arlington versus the US on whole, the comment does apply…but you’re a smart guy and knew that.

          • drax

            No, it doesn’t apoly, because it has nothing to do with demographics. But you’re a smart guy.

          • Female wondering

            Ok, so i admit my experience is anecdotal…but I gotta reluctanly ask, is this a cultural thing?

  • Anibal?

    • Hannibal Lecter’s pissing in public cousin.

  • Peeing on a tree in the woods is not the same as urinating in public. The judge will probably throw out the charge. If the judge is wise, he or she will also throw out molestation related charges. It is extremely important to teach the cops that they should not file charges that actually constitute citizen harassment.

    • Wow.

      • Quoth the Raven

        Don’t feed him. Obvious troll comment.

  • tom

    I didn’t know you couldn’t touch girls buttocks when running around the track. thanks for the heads up.

  • G Clifford Prout

    All the things I did in High School are now cause for arrest. Interesting.

    • drax

      You weren’t a grown man in high school though.

  • Mack

    The Sultan of Twa-ah, nevermind. Too easy.


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