Man convicted of sexually assaulting men he met during beer pong games

A Maryland man described by police as a sexual predator was convicted by a jury Thursday on eight counts of sexually assaulting four young men he met in bars.

Joey Poindexter was also convicted in a similar case last week and investigators are concerned there may be more victims out there.

Poindexter was accused of preying on young men he met at beer pong tournaments here in our area and possibly nationwide. Police believe he has been doing it for years.

Now that Poindexter has been found guilty of assaulting five victims in total, the state's attorney's office has released the audio recordings and surveillance video used as evidence.

On October 3, 2013, Poindexter is seen on surveillance video guiding a clearly intoxicated college student out of Looney's Pub in College Park after a beer pong tournament. He took the young man to his Gaithersburg home.

The victim says his memory is hazy but he recalls being put in a shower. And in the morning, it felt as though he had been raped.

After contacting police, investigators fitted the young man with a wire. He met Poindexter at a coffee shop and asked him to admit he had sex with him.

During the trial, prosecutors also presented cell phone video Poindexter had recorded of himself sexually assaulting the young man.

Poindexter was convicted last week.

But it turns out investigators found images of dozens of potential victims on Poindexter's phone -- attacked after they were intoxicated or unconscious.

After the initial charges were reported by FOX 5 and other media, four additional young men came forward.

A jury has now found Poindexter guilty on eight counts of sexual offenses against those four victims as well.

"I think what really got to me was when he started crying," said juror Verna Hill. "You could hear the discomfort of not wanting this act to happen to him. It moved me to tears honestly."

"I can't tell you how much we appreciate the courage of the five men who were victims in this case, to come forward and cooperate with us," said Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy. "I know it was a very difficult thing for them to do."

Poindexter fired his lawyers and represented himself, which meant the victims were cross-examined by the very man who assaulted them.

He faces up to 70 years in prison in the first case and Thursday's convictions mean he is looking at an additional 130 years.

He will be sentenced on all charges next month.

But police are asking any other potential victims to come forward. They say there are videos of more than two dozen additional young men being assaulted.

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