November 12, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Police say Gaithersburg man sexually assaulted young men
Joey Poindexter, sexual assault, Montgomery County, beer pong, gay news, Washington Blade

Joey Poindexter (Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Department of Police)

Montgomery County police say a Gaithersburg man who faces charges in an alleged sexual assault may have targeted straight men he met at local beer pong tournaments.

Joey Poindexter, 38, allegedly sexually assaulted a man whom he met during a beer pong tournament at Looney’s Pub in College Park late on Oct. 2 or early on Oct. 3. Police told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday that the alleged victim became intoxicated and went with Poindexter to his Gaithersburg home where the assault took place.

Poindexter remains held on bond following his Oct. 10 arrest.

Police said detectives found pictures of college-aged men in various states of consciousness and what they described as “in compromising positions” during their investigation.

Authorities said they have identified 10 victims who include the man who said Poindexter sexually assaulted him at his Gaithersburg home. Others include the six men in the pictures whom detectives found on Poindexter’s cell phone who remain unidentified.

Police said they have also learned that Poindexter met several of his alleged victims at beer pong tournaments in the D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. They also noted he frequently attends BMX and skateboarding competitions and recently traveled to Dallas; Salt Lake City; Las Vegas, Atlantic City, N.J., and Virginia Beach, Va., to attend such events.

Officials said Poindexter assaulted his victims while they were unconscious or “significantly impaired by alcohol.” They also did not rule out the possibility that Poindexter drugged the men whom he is accused of assaulting.

All of Poindexter’s alleged victims who have been identified thus far are straight, according to police.

Detectives also believe Poindexter has been targeting college-aged males for roughly a decade. They categorized him as a “sexual predator.”

Authorities urge anyone who believes Poindexter sexually assaulted him to call the Major Crimes Division of the Montgomery County Police Department at 240-773-5070.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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