Md. man arrested for 2 sexual assaults around SE DC

WASHINGTON — A Hyattsville, Maryland, man has been arrested for sexually assaulting two men in two separate attacks around Capitol Hill in D.C.

Brian Webster, 33, entered residences while armed with a gun and sexually assaulted two victims, D.C. police said.

The first assault happened around 5 a.m. on Aug. 28 in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue Southeast. Webster entered a home, tied up a man and then sexually assaulted him.

“The suspect bound the hands and the feet of the victim, and then the suspect sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect was able to escape from that location,” said D.C. interim police Chief Peter Newsham.

But police say the second attack on Oct. 1 around 12:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Independence Avenue Southeast helped with the suspect’s arrest.

“The suspect again bound the victim and then sexually assaulted him,” Newsham said. “The victim in this case was able to loosen the restraints and call out to a roommate. Both the victim and the roommate were able to subdue the suspect until police arrived.”

Although women are 18 times more likely than men to be victims of rape, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, police say sexual assault of men in D.C. is not rare.

“I wouldn’t say that it’s unusual for men to be sexually assaulted by men because we do have that crime here in the District,” Newsham said.

Webster is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault while armed, two counts of burglary while armed and additional gun charges.

Dick Uliano

Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up