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Media Advisory: MCP Announces Arrest of Sexual Predator; Additional Victims Possible

For Immediate Release: Monday, November 11, 2013

  • What:  Press conference to announce the arrest of a sexual predator and urge additional victims to contact police
  • When:  Tuesday, November 12, 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Public Safety Headquarters, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg

On October 3, 2013, Montgomery County Police received information regarding a sexual assault that had occurred in Gaithersburg between the night of October 2 and the morning of October 3.  Investigation revealed that the victim had met the suspect at a bar, Looney's, in College Park, Maryland.  The suspect and victim then went to the suspect's residence in Gaithersburg where the sexual assault occurred.

Joey Poindexter, age 38, of the 8400 block of Plum Creek Drive was arrested on October 10 and is currently being held on bond.

Further investigation by detectives revealed that there are likely additional victims of sexual assault by Poindexter.  Detectives believe that Poindexter is a sexual predator that has been victimizing young adult males for approximately 10 years.

On Tuesday, a press conference will be held to release further details of the above outlined sexual assault case.  A photo of the suspect will be displayed, and the locations that the suspect frequented will be released.  Assistant Chief Russ Hamill and Major Crimes detectives will be in attendance.


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Release ID: 13-364
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases