PALMER PARK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A man accused of raping three teenagers in Prince George’s County over the last 14 years was arrested at his New Carrolton home Thursday morning.
Police say Julian Everett, 35, sexually assaulted two Howard University students, an 18-year-old in 2015 and a 17-year-old in 2016, in addition to a 16-year-old in 2005.
“He’s not part of the Howard University community, but he poses as part of that community,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski. “He poses as a college student. He poses as a younger person as part of his method of operation.”
Stawinski says Everett would try to meet young women and set up dates online. All three women say he offered them drinks, and they later become incapacitated or unconscious and ended up at Everett’s home.
Everett owns Signature Cuts and Shaves on U Street in Northwest Washington, not far from Howard University. FOX 5 spoke to his mother at the business Thursday evening, but she declined to comment on the case against her son.
Acording to charging documents, the 18-year-old woman who accused Everett of attacking her in 2015 reported it to D.C. Police at that time. Police said Friday that the woman declined to move forward with the investigation.
Stawinski said the 16-year-old in the 2005 case also reported it, but no charges were filed at the time.
“Investigators and prosecutors at that time made a choice not to pursue that case,” Stawinski said.
He said the case was re-opened after investigators received an anonymous letter about Everett. A detective linked the three cases and was able to use DNA evidence from the 2005 case.
Everett is charged with three counts of second-degree rape among other charges.
Police are now looking for additional possible victims.
“We ask that you come forward,” said Prince George’s Co. States Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “We will seek justice for you as well.”
If you have any information in relation to this case, contact police at 301-772-4915. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).