(Hanover Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Target Assaults

Accused Of Touching Two Women

June 19, 2018 - 9:49 am

Hanover, Va. – Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a 53-year old Henrico man for alleged assaults at a Hanover Target.  Police have charged Maliak Al Mawat, 53, of Henrico County with two counts of sexual battery, one count of indecent exposure and public intoxication.


On June 18, 2018, deputies responded to a business in the 7200 block of Bell Creek Road for a report of a sexual battery. Once on scene, deputies spoke with a female victim who stated a male touched her inappropriately without her consent while she was shopping.


While speaking to the first victim, another female victim approached deputies and had the same complaint and indicated that it just happened.


Deputies immediately began searching the store and located a subject matching the description both victims had provided. The suspect was positively identified by both victims and was subsequently arrested.  Mawat is currently incarcerated at Pamunkey Regional Jail and is being held without bond.