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Update: MCP Announces Arrest of Sexual Predator; Additional Victims Possible

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

At a press conference held earlier today, Assistant Chief Russ Hamill and detectives from the Major Crimes Division released the following information regarding the arrest of Joey Poindexter:

On October 3, 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 at an organized beer pong tournament. The victim became intoxicated and went with the suspect to the suspect’s residence in Gaithersburg where the sexual assault occurred.

The suspect in this sexual assault was identified as Joey Poindexter, age 38, of the 8400 block of Plum Creek Drive, and Poindexter was arrested on October 9.  He is currently being held on bond.

Further investigation by detectives indicated that there are likely additional victims of sexual assault by Poindexter.  Digital images from Poindexter’s cell phone were discovered that depicted college-aged men who appear to be in various states of consciousness and in compromising positions.

Currently, the investigation has revealed 10 victims:  One victim in the above outlined assault, two additional victims that have contacted police, one additional victim that may come forward soon, and six unidentified victims (from the digital images).

Detectives have learned that Poindexter frequently attends organized Beer Pong events held throughout the greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region and has met several of his victims at these events.  Poindexter is also known to frequent activities involving the young adult population such as extreme sporting events (i.e., BMX and skateboarding competitions).  It is known that Poindexter recently traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dallas, Texas, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Salt Lake City, Utah for such events.  Detectives have notified law enforcement agencies in these jurisdictions of the on-going investigation in Montgomery County.

It is believed that the assaults occurred when the victim was unconscious or significantly impaired by alcohol, although the possibility of drug use has not been ruled out.  All of the identified victims are heterosexual and did not have any indication of what was going to occur prior to the assault.

Detectives believe that Poindexter is a sexual predator that has been victimizing college-aged males for approximately 10 years.  Anyone who believes that he has been a victim of Joey Poindexter or anyone with information about a sexual assault involving Joey Poindexter is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

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View video of press conference in its entirety here.



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Release ID: 13-365
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases