Craigslist Rendezvous Goes South

Police say armed man demanded “perverted” acts

sex assault suspect
Charles Co., Md. Sheriff’s Office

A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly forcing a woman he met on Craigslist to perform “freaky” acts.

Kelvin Cousar, 36, of District Heights, Md., is accused of pulling a gun on a woman who advertised erotic massage services on the classifieds Web site.

The pair met at a Waldorf hotel on the afternoon of April 10, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

During consensual sexual intercourse, Cousar told the woman he wanted her to get “nasty,” police said. When she refused, Cousar allegedly put a gun in the woman’s mouth. The woman was then forced to engage in a number of sexual acts at gunpoint, some of which involved defecation, according to a police report.

The woman vomited during one of the acts, at which time she was ordered to clean herself off in the hotel room’s bathtub, police said. Cousar eventually left, taking the $200 he originally paid for the massage services, according to investigators.

Cousar faces a slew of charges, including assault, sex offenses, weapons charges, and robbery.

Police are investigating whether Cousar is responsible for a similar sexual assault on an escort who also advertised her service on Craigslist. That crime took place in Prince George’s County in February, police said.

In both incidents, the victims described a tattoo of a cross on the attacker’s right forearm. Police released a photo of Cousar that shows a tattoo apparently matching that description.

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