Manassas Journal Messenger | Boys seized, beaten in Featherstone

Two Woodbridge boys riding their bikes on a trail in the Featherstone area were dragged into the woods and beaten by two men at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Prince William police said Monday.

Rodolfo Bocanera, 34, and Dimas Torres, 41, were charged with abduction. Both men are homeless.

The boys, ages 10 and 11, were riding on a path that runs between Featherstone Square and Alabama Avenue when they encountered Bocanera and Torres. The men were drunk, Detective Dennis Mangan, police spokesman, said. The area is just west of the Featherstone Industrial Center near Occoquan Bay in Woodbridge.

Police believe the boys drifted near the camp the men had set up. Police say the men pulled the children off their bikes, dragged them deeper into the woods and beat them.

The boys escaped but both had bumps and bruises, Mangan said. Police later recovered their bikes.

The attack occurred in an area near the back of Featherstone Plaza. The boys were on their way back to their neighborhood.

It was unclear Monday what kind of medical treatment the boys received, but they were later released to their parents.

Bocanera and Torres are being held without bond at the Prince William-Manassas regional jail. One of the men was caught near the back of Featherstone Square. The other was located by a K-9 unit deeper in the woods, Mangan said.

Police say the incident is isolated, but are investigating each suspect’s background, Mangan said.

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