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Tabbasum Gilani charged with forcing woman to commit sexual act

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A Kmart security officer was arrested Saturday after police say he forced a suspected shoplifter to perform a sexual act on him.

Gilani was charged with abduction and forced sodomy. Photo: Fairfax County Police

“That’s horrible,” says Nakesha Brunson. “You just made me scared to shop around here.”

Police say that Tabbasum Gilani, a 29-year-old Lorton resident, was working at the Kmart store at 6364 Springfield Plaza when he detained a 23-year-old woman. She was later charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.

The woman alleges that Gilani forced her into performing a sexual act on him while she was detained. She was later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

“That is awful… too many things around here have been happening,” says Anne Clair Fregnan. “Safety needs to get a little bit better in the Springfield area, I think.”

Gilani has been charged with abduction with intent to defile and forcible sodomy. A man at his home Monday had no comment.

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