The man who terrorized women across Fairfax County for six months in 2011 by slashing them from behind with a box cutter while they were shopping is in custody in Northern Virginia, according to Fairfax County Police.
Johnny Pimentel, arrested in January in Peru, was released to the U.S. Marshals Service in Peru and was brought to Northern Virginia Tuesday, police confirmed.
In all, the suspect in the crimes slashed 13 women — including one woman who was pregnant— across their buttocks while they were shopping at area shopping centers including the Greenbriar Shopping Center and Fairfax Towne Center in in Fairfax. The attacks took place between February and July 2011.
"In each case, the suspect distracts his victim before cutting them. The victims have all been teenaged women or in their early 20s," Fairfax County Police said in a statement last year.
In a statement made Tuesday night, Fairfax County police said Pimentel has been charged with six counts of malicious wounding, two counts of attempted malicious wounding and one count of forging a public document.
Pimentel is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detenion Center, the release said.
See past stories about the serial slasher on Patch:
Police Looking for Serial Slasher
Three More Victims of the Butt Slasher Step Forward