x
Breaking News
More () »

Alleged serial sexual assaulter arrested in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Police said they believe 38-year-old Patrick Michael Chaloupka may be responsible for other similar crimes in the area.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A Woodbridge man has now been charged in multiple sexual assault cases after the Fairfax County Police Department say he threatened two women with a knife before allegedly assaulting them in their hotel rooms. 

FCPD said Patrick Michael Chaloupka, 38, is charged with abduction with intent to defile and forcible sodomy after a sexual assault that occurred at a Falls Church hotel on Aug. 23. Police said a woman reported meeting a man through an online app and planned to meet him at the hotel. When he arrived around 3 a.m., the woman told FCPD he threatened her with a knife and assaulted her.  

The latest charges come less than a month after Chaloupka was charged with rape and abduction with intent to defile in an assault that occurred at a hotel in the 8600 block of Westwood Center Drive in the Vienna area of Fairfax County on July 21. Fairfax Police said a woman reported that an unknown man entered her hotel room, displayed a knife, and sexually assaulted her. 

"The victim in the case that we are charging today actually had seen his sketch and called the detective saying, 'Hey that looks very similar to the person who assaulted me,'" Lt. Stephen Wallace, Assistant Commander of Major Crimes Bureau for the Fairfax County Police Department said.

RELATED: Fairfax County Police make arrest in McLean hotel rape case, more victims possible

Detectives said they believe Chaloupka may be responsible for other similar crimes in the area and are asking anyone who has had contact with him to come forward.

"It's one of those things, if he's done it to two victims, we hope those are the only two he has, but out of an abundance of caution we want to make sure we talk to anyone who believes they want to talk to the police about him,” Lt. Wallace said.

Chaloupka remains held at the Adult Detention Center without bond.

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news. 

Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.