Loudoun County, VA (March 12, 2020) – An Ashburn student was arrested last night on charges connected to a sexual assault inside Briar Woods High School.
The victim reported that on the afternoon of February 11, 2020, the two were alone inside a classroom where the assault occurred. The victim and the suspect are both students at the school and are known to each other. The victim later told friends about the incident. The friends convinced her to report the sexual assault to school officials.
The age of the victim is not being released to help protect her identity.
After an investigation conducted in coordination with Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Malik L. Hayes, 19, was charged with forcible sodomy.
Hayes is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.