Fairfax County police have charged a 24-year-old Woodbridge man with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of forcible rape following an incident at a Springfield area hotel on New Year’s Day.
Police said they responded to the Extended Stay Hotel, 6800 Metropolitan Center Drive, for a report of a man brandishing a gun at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said that the man tried to elude police but officers tracked him down, apprehended him, and took him into custody.
Joshua T. Franklin, of the 14700 block of Alabama Ave., reportedly met up with two women at the hotel after arranging the meeting through an online service, according to police.
Police said that when the women would not comply with his demands, Franklin allegedly produced a gun, ordered them to engage in sex acts with each other and then forcibly raped them both.
Police did not say why Franklin was charged with robbery, but said the women, ages 18 and 25, did not require medical attention.
Franklin is being held without bond in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Attorney information for Franklin is not available.
Police said they are investigating whether similar cases in other jurisdictions may be linked to him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.