Arrest made in Va. sex assault cold case

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Manassas City police say they've made an arrest in a cold case investigation that has spanned over a decade.

Officials say Lawrence E. Runion has been arrested for sexually assaulting two juveniles from 1975 to 1977. The investigation into Runion began in 1997, according to officials.

Runion had been serving separate charges in Florida when Manassas City Investigators identified him as a suspect in 2009, officials say. Upon his release in 2014, Runion was extradited from Florida to Virginia where he was served with the long-standing warrants.

On May 20, Runion of 13610 Highway SE-70, Acadia, FL 34266 was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of forcible sodomy, and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. He was held without bond and has a court date pending in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.

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