Prince George's County police arrested a suspect in connection with three sexual assaults, including assaults on two Howard University students.
Julian Everett, 35, faces multiple charges in the three sexual assaults.
The two Howard students said they met Everett and he provided them with alcohol, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said. Once they became unconscious, he took them to his New Carrollton, Maryland, home and sexually assaulted them before driving them back to the university.
Stawinski said Everett posed as a younger person with an affiliation to Howard.
“He would use web of social media sites affiliated with but not sanctioned by Howard University and then he would cultivate relationships with those individuals,” Stawinski said. “This would lead to a date. During the course of that date, he would offer them a beverage to drink, they would do so and then over the next few hours, they would experience periods of unconsciousness. It was during this time that we allege he transported them to a residence in Prince George’s County where he would carry out the sexual assaults.”
The most recent victim told police Everett contacted her through an unofficial Facebook group for incoming freshman in August 2016, when the victim was 17, police said. He picked her up at her dorm and took her to his barbershop on U Street where he gave her alcohol. She said she got sick and became unconscious, then woke up in his home with him sexually assaulting her.
Another victim said she was 18 when she met him at a party in August 2015 and agreed to go out with him the next evening, according to police. She said he picked her up at her dorm and gave her alcohol. She told police she began to lose consciousness and was taken to Everett's home without her permission and was sexually assaulted.
D.C. police learned of the Howard victims through an anonymous letter sent in March 2018. D.C. police contacted Prince George's County police, who began an investigation.
Police said the investigation led them to look at a 2005 case in which a 16-year-old girl said Everett gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her at his home before driving her back to her home in Virginia. She said he also physically assaulted her in his car.
Prince George's County police arrested Everett Thursday morning.
The website for Signature Cuts and Shaves Barber Shop says Everett is the proprietor of the shop, having opened it on U Street in the spring of 2016.
Police suspect there could be other victims and have created a dedicated tip line for Everett: 301-772-4915.