A Sterling man has been charged for inappropriately grabbing several women during the past month, including two assaults in bathrooms at Dulles Town Center.
Meredith S. Wyatt, 23, has been charged with five counts of simple assault, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced today.
Wyatt first was identified June 2, after he was connected with an assault that occurred at a grocery store in the 22300 block of South Sterling Boulevard. In that case, a 27-year-old woman was in the store when she was approached by a man. The two began talking, but when the woman walked away, the man grabbed her inappropriately from behind. The woman verbally confronted the suspect before walking away again. The man then again grabbed her from behind.
Wyatt was identified and taken into custody on two counts of simple assault for that incident.
After his arrest, Loudoun detectives connected Wyatt to two other incidents at the Dulles Town Center. The first incident was reported on May 14 when a 62-year-old woman was inside a women’s bathroom at the mall, when a man grabbed her from an adjacent stall. The man then fled the bathroom.
A second incident was reported at 11:30 a.m. May 30, when a 16-year-old girl was in a stall inside a women’s bathroom in the mall and a man reached underneath the stall and grabbed her. The man left after the teenager screamed.
Wyatt was also charged in connection with a May 25 assault case in which a 57-year-old female was walking in the 200 block of West Holly Avenue around 4 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind.
Wyatt remains held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.