A recently convicted Maryland man dubbed the ‘beer pong rapist’ for assaulting five young men he met at college bars is suspected of sexually assaulting scores of additional victims, prosecutors asserted at his sentencing hearing last week.
Joey Poindexter, a 40-year-old real estate appraiser from Gaithersburg, Maryland, was found guilty in two trials earlier this year, per The Washington Post.
Prosecutors presented new court papers last week during his initial sentencing hearing, which include information about the additional victims and assert that Poindexter may have drugged his victims.
Prosecutors are seeking the maximum sentence in the case – 200 years – per the Post, although they acknowledge state sentencing guidelines call for 108 to 157 years.
Poindexter “ensured that his victims were incapacitated, either through alcohol or a combination of alcohol and another substance,” Montgomery County assistant state’s attorneys Timothy Hagan and Patrick Mays wrote, per the Post. Once he confirmed they were helpless, he violated them sexually in every way imaginable, and often recorded it as keepsake.”
According to CBS Baltimore, Poindexter’s assaults began in 2011 when he targeted young men playing in beer pong events at college bars, including some near the University of Maryland. Prosecutors now allege Poindexter kept digital records of his victims, including on his cell phone and other digital media storage devices.
“The defendant documented and catalogued a staggering 30 victims of his sexual assaults,” the prosecutors wrote, per the Post, which reports prosecutors believe there could be additional victims who were not caught on camera.
Three of Poindexter’s victims reportedly testified against him at trial, at times answering questions directly from the defendant when he served as his own lawyer.
According to charging documents obtained by CBS Baltimore, surveillance video caught Poindexter holding up one incapacitated victim as they leave a bar in College Park, Maryland.
The next morning, the victim woke up at Poindexter’s home and said he found his clothes on the floor and wearing a pair of Poindexter’s black Nike ‘Jordan’ basketball-style shorts.
The victim later wore a wire as he confronted Poindexter, who calmly told him, per the audio recording, “If it makes you feel any better, I don’t have any f—ing AIDS, if anything did happen.”
Poindexter’s sentencing hearing has been continued until April 15, reports the Post, to give his new lawyer more time to study the case.
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