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Accused butt-slasher extradited to U.S. from Peru, returned to Fairfax Co.

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Local,Virginia,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

A 41-year-old man accused of slashing the buttocks of young women in Fairfax County stores has been extradited to the United States, police said.

Johnny D. Guillen Pimentel was arrested in Lima, Peru in January. U.S. Marshals took custody of him on Monday, and he was taken to Fairfax County on Tuesday, according to Fairfax County police.

Between February and July of 2011, at least eight young women had their buttocks cut by a box cutter or razor at Fairfax County retail stores. None of the women were seriously injured.

In response to the attacks, police distributed posters about the incidents to area businesses, stationed extra officers at local malls and formed a task force to share information with other jurisdictions. An arrest warrant for Guillen Pimentel was obtained in September 2011, after he was linked to the cuttings by a citizen's tip.

Guillen Pimentel has been charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of forging a public document, police said. He is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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