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Woman sexually assaulted in Georgetown

A woman has been sexually assaulted in Georgetown, D.C. police said.

The victim told police that she was walking on the 3200 block of Cherry Hill Lane NW shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday when a man approached her from behind, groped her and fled.

The man is described as a white or Hispanic male, about 5 feet 9 to 6 feet tall, with a slim build, dark, straight, shaggy hair and dark eyes. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone with information can call 202-727-9099. Tipsters can text anonymous information to 50411.

D.C. woman sentenced in Social Security scam

A D.C. woman will spend eight months in prison for bilking the Social Security Administration out of $54,750 in disability benefits, federal officials said Monday.

Celeste Davis, 54, pleaded guilty in May to a felony charge of making false statements to the SSA regarding the benefits to which she was entitled. From 2004 to 2008, officials said, Davis continued to collect disability payments on behalf of her daughter, even though her daughter was not living with her, officials said.

On top of an eight-month prison term, she's required to repay the money in restitution and serve three years of supervised release.

Fort Belvoir building catches fire

A building on the Fort Belvoir Army base caught fire, officials said.

About 12:30 p.m. Monday, a fire was reported at a building on the south post. Firefighters extinguished the fire about 3 p.m., Don Carr, a Fort Belvoir spokesperson said.

The building was evacuated, and no injuries were reported. Carr said the fire began in the attic and engineers are investigating the damage.

-- Aubrey Whelan and Naomi Jagoda

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