Man Robbed, Assaulted Women Met Through Craigslist Erotic Services: Feds

Maryland man, accomplice allegedly met victims at Washington hotel

Friday, Sep 4, 2009  |  Updated 6:16 PM EDT
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Man Robbed, Assaulted Women Met Through Craigslist Erotic Services: Feds

Another alleged Craigslist criminal is charged.

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WASHINGTON -- A Maryland man was charged with sexually assaulting women he met through Craigslist, federal prosecutors said.

Edgar D. Romero, 23, of Bladensburg, was arraigned Friday on sexual abuse, kidnapping and numerous other charges. A grand jury returned a 40-county indictment against Romero on Tuesday.

According to prosecutors, Romero and an unknown accomplice contacted women through Craigslist ads for erotic services.

Romero and the accomplice would meet women in a Washington hotel, display a knife or gun, bind the women with duct tape and steal from them, prosecutors said.

Romero sexually assaulted two victims and helped his accomplice sexually assault one victim, prosecutors said.

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