The Blotter: Members of fake ID ring plead guilty

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D.C. police investigate sex assaults

D.C. police are investigating two sexual assaults in which the female victims were forced into vehicles.

A 14-year-old girl told police that she was at 11th and Clifton streets NW about 4 p.m. Monday, when a man pulled up in a SUV, forced her into the SUV and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The attacker was a black male with a thick build and braids who had a Jamaican accent and smelled of alcohol.

A day earlier, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a woman was walking on the 2700 block of Naylor Road SE, when a man with a black handgun forced her into his silver, four-door car, police said.

He drove to the 1800 Block of 23rd Street SE and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The man is described as black, about 30 years old, with a medium complexion, short hair and a full beard. He had two tattoos: one on his right forearm with a picture of a cross and the words "Rest In Peace," and one across his chest.

The man wore a Kangol-type hat, two hoop earrings in his right ear, a black peacoat, blue jeans and tan boots.

Members of fake ID ring plead guilty

Six immigrants pleaded guilty of making and selling fake identification documents in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington.

Those pleading guilty Tuesday were 30-year-old ringleader Rocio Sanchez-Flores, also known as "Taliban"; Carlos Armando Rivas-Rivas, 41, of Silver Spring; Javier Lopez, 45, of Washington; Juan Guarneros, 54, of Washington; Victor Bedillo, 42, of Silver Spring; and Juan Lopez-Medina, 43, of Washington.

The crew sold the fake documents for between $40 and $200 near the Columbia Heights Metro station at 14th and Irving streets NW.

Customers provided photographs, names and dates of birth. Documents were manufactured at Sanchez-Flores' home on the 1500 block of Ogden Street NW.

-- Naomi Jagoda and Scott McCabe

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