ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Disturbing new information in the case of a serial sex predator who police say targets young men at college bars. The Maryland man, known as the “beer pong rapist,” has already been convicted in five sexual assaults.
Now prosecutors say there may be dozens more victims.
Rick Ritter has more on court documents just obtained by WJZ.
The documents are so graphic, we can barely even read them to you. Prosecutors originally thought it was just a handful of victims, but now, they believe there’s at least 30 total who were sexually assaulted.
A popular drinking game turns to toying with hopeless victims. It’s what has prosecutors pinning 40-year-old Joey Poindexter as a vicious sexual predator.
“Completely heinous and terrible sexual assaults,” said Ramon Korionoff, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
A spree investigators believe dates back to 2011, with Poindexter prowling for young men at beer pong tournaments, including near the University of Maryland.
“He did this knowing full well that he was taking advantage of people that were intoxicated,” said Korionoff.
Surveillance video shows the Gaithersburg man holding up one of his drunken victims as they leave a pub in College Park.
According to charging documents, obtained by WJZ: “Poindexter then bought a round of ‘Long Island Iced Tea’ and [victim] consumed it. [Victim] has no memory of the rest of the evening after consuming the Long Island Iced Tea.”
The next morning, the victim woke up at Poindexter’s home and says: “[Victim] observed his clothing on the floor and he was now wearing a pair of Poindexter’s black Nike ‘Jordan’ basketball style shorts.”
The victim later wore a wire. Poindexter’s response: “If it makes you feel any better, I don’t have any [expletive] AIDS, if anything did happen.”
Now prosecutors allege Poindexter assaulted several other young men after analyzing his storage devices.
“He saved multiple files of multiple victims,” said Korionoff.
In a Montgomery County courtroom Friday, one of the victim’s mothers told the judge how the case has embarrassed and traumatized her son.
It’s a case jurors say their stomachs’ turned. Victims scarred for life, and prosecutors fear there could be even more.
“There are bound to be other victims out there. They may not know it,” said Korionoff.
Poindexter hired a new attorney, who on Friday requested more time to study the case, delaying the sentencing.
Poindexter could face a maximum 200 year prison sentence.