A young man from Waldorf was charged with deceiving a male friend about engaging in a sex act via a message on Facebook. The 20-year-old man allegedly lied to a male companion about engaging in a sex act with a female at a hotel room. When the friend said he wasn’t interested, the man lied to him stating a woman had expressed a sexual interest in him and wanted to meet with him at a local hotel.
When the friend initially refused, the perpetrator of the scheme convinced him there would be no homosexual activity involved. The male friend gave in. Court documents state he was taken to a hotel room, and observed the man had some rope. After he undressed, he was blindfolded. After a knock at the door, the victim felt someone touch him and then perform a sex act on him. When he tried to speak to the person, there was no response.
The man began to feel uncomfortable, and was able to free himself. He saw that no one else was in the room except the trickster. When he asked his friend if he had performed the sex act, the 20-year-old said no. The victim left the hotel and reported the incident to the authorities. Hotel surveillance cameras showed the perpetrator of the encounter had paid for the hotel room, and only two males were observed entering and leaving the room.
The 20-year-old eventually confessed to performing the sex act on the victim, claiming he was attracted to him but knew the man would never engage in homosexual relations unless he believed a female would be involved. He was charged with second-degree assault, perverted practice and second and fourth degree sexual offenses. The Waldorf man was later released on his own recognizance.
If you live in the state of Maryland and have been charged with a sex crime, you should seek help on how to proceed with your case. Sex crimes are serious offenses and without proper guidance and sound support from an experienced legal professional, you may suffer consequences that stay with you for the rest of your life.
Source: Gazette.net, “Waldorf man charged with tricking friend into sex act,” Lindsay Renner, July 9, 2014.