Lisa Sales, who says she was brutally assaulted by her tenant in 2011, later discovered that he was the son of one of the CIA's most valuable Russian spies
A Virginia woman, who says she was brutally assaulted by her tenant in 2011, later discovered that he was the son of one of the CIA's most valuable Russian spies after she stumbled across an investment report that listed more than $16million in assets following his arrest.
Lisa Sales recalled to Yahoo News how Dmitry Mikhaylov, a Russian immigrant attending graduate school at George Washington University School of Business, seemed to be a friendly and sociable person when she first met him nearly 10 years ago.
He had inquired about renting a space in her home and eventually the two agreed on him taking the basement for $2,000 per month.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Things appeared to go relatively well for awhile, and according to Sales' friends, she even started treating him like a younger brother.
Sales recalled how there were hints that Mikhaylov's life wasn't that of your typical graduate student.
She said he drove a flashy black Mercedes, would often buy rounds of alcohol for people when they went out and told a story about his father that made her a little suspicious.
After a few drinks, Mikhaylov reportedly told Sales that his father 'kind of an important person' who worked for 'the company', according to Yahoo. The company is a term that's sometimes used in movies and TV to reference the CIA.
Despite those initial hints, Sales brushed them off and their friendship continued as normal until the night of the attack on September 16, 2011.
Sales told the news site that Mikhaylov had been drinking heavily before the attack, which started with her dog, Halo.
During testimony at his trial, Sales said: 'First he went after my dog. He picked her up twice and threw her against the dresser.'
She said he then 'lunged' at her and threw her to the ground.
'He sat on me. He took his knees and he spread my legs. And he was wearing — I will never forget this for as long as I live — he was wearing a red leather belt around his jeans... And he unbuttoned the top button of his jeans. He kept me pinned with his other hand, and then he unzipped his pants and started to touch himself,' she told Yahoo.
She said that while on top of her he rambled in Russian and English before screaming that he was going to 'f**k me for a bit'.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Sales said the incident lasted for about five hours as she 'kept trying to pull away'.
Sales believes Dmitry Mikhaylov is the son of Valeriy Mikhaylov (left in prison), who was arrested in 2007 when he went back to Russia. He was reportedly a spy for the CIA
'I tried to get away from him. And he was just grabbing me. And I tried to get over from my back to my front and crawl away on my knees. And he kept pushing me down and sitting on me. He grabbed whatever he could grab. He was grabbing my limb, my foot, my leg, my hair, whatever he could grab,' she said, according to Yahoo.
Before it was all over, Sales said Mikhaylov tried to 'strangle' her in the bathroom.
Eventually, she broke free and barricaded herself in her bedroom with furniture while Mikhaylov screamed outside her door.
Sales said the attack left her with extensive injuries, including knee and back pain. Her doctor even recommended that she have surgery on her cervical spine after the incident.
Sales said she didn't immediately call police out of fear, but eventually she listened to her friends who urged her to speak to authorities. After she