UPPER MARLBORO – A New Carrolton man was arrested on March 21 and is being held without bond after authorities say he raped three women, two of which attended Howard University, after posing as a student and sexually assaulting them at his home after allegedly drugging them.
Prince George’s County Police arrested Julian Everett, 35, of Westbrook Drive in connection of three sexual assaults spaced out over a period of 14 years.
Before a bond hearing on March 22, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said that there may be more victims who have yet to come forward.
“We wanted first to reassure both communities that we have brought resolution to these matters,” Police Chief Hank Stawinski said. “Second, we are concerned that this individual may have victimized other women in the metropolitan area.”
Everett is being charged with three counts of second-degree rape among other charges, authorities, say. Everett will remain in custody without bond until his next scheduled court appearance. All of the accusers were underaged at the time of their incidents, Stawinski said
The case into the assaults was reopened in March 2018 after Metropolitan Police Department received an anonymous letter about two of three attacks that happened in 2015 and 2016.
The detectives were able to use similar motives and DNA to connect it to a third case in 2005, where a 16-year-old girl accused Everett of sexual assault after he gave her alcohol to drink. When he drove the accuser home to Virginia, Everett is alleged to have assaulted her in his car as well.
Virginia law enforcement charged Everett, but investigators decided not to pursue the case, Stawinski said. In the 2015 incident, an 18-year old met Everett, who was posing as a college student, at a party and agreed to go out on a date. She began to lose consciousness after being given alcohol and was allegedly sexually assaulted during the encounter in his New Carrolton home, police say.
In 2016, Everett posed as a Howard student on an unofficial Facebook page for incoming college freshmen to ask the accuser, who was 17-years-old, out a date in August of 2016. They met up at the Signature Barber Shop on U St. NW where he works, and according to officials, Everett gave the victim alcohol that caused her to pass out. Everett is alleged to have taken her back to his house to assault her sexually.
After both 2015 and 2016 incidents, Everett returned the victims back to their dorms on campus, police said.
“He poses as a member of that community; he poses as a college student; he poses as a younger person as part of his method of operation,” Stawinski said. “That was a sign to our detective to take a long at those cases with similar circumstances and using DNA to her advantage was able to bring those pieces together.”
Everett’s barber shop is less than half a mile away from the campus and is known throughout the campus community, authorities say. Howard University does not have a ramped problem with rape, but this incident is very alarming, Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety Marcus Lyles said.
“As a parent and as a person who oversees safety and security of our campus, it hits home,” Lyles said. “We have a rich legacy, one of which we work hard to provide a safe environment and our environment is safe, but it is hard.”
There are still concerns about how many more people made contact with Everett because he posed as a younger person and used social media to lure potential victims. Stawinski announced that PGPD has created a dedicated tip line for possible victims to reach out to investigators.
“We take the allegations and the charges that the police have brought very seriously,” Braveboy said. “We are working collaboratively to investigate these charges so we can determine how we move forward in our office but again, we ask if anybody was a victim or if you know a victim of sexual assault that was committed by or alleged to be committed by Mr. Everett, we ask that you come forward.”