D.C. Man Arrested for Sexual Battery and Burglary in Ashburn

Loudoun County, VA (August 14, 2023) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Washington D.C. man after he entered an apartment and sexually assaulted the occupant.

On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at approximately 2:17 am, deputies responded to the 43700 block of Central Station Drive in Ashburn, for a report of a sexual assault. The victim reported that an unknown male entered her apartment while she was sleeping, sexually assaulted her, and took her purse before leaving the area on foot.

Deputies located the suspect nearby and placed him under arrest.

Morris K. Gaston, 44, of Washington D.C., was arrested and charged with Sexual Battery, Assault, Burglary, and Public Intoxication. Gaston was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and is being held on no bond.

The victim was treated on the scene for her injuries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective L. Sayre at 703-777-1021 or Lindsay.Sayre@loudoun.gov. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.


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