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NJ Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Women After Targeting Couples At Motels
CBS New York ^ | April 20, 2012

Posted on 04/20/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Authorities have arrested a New Jersey man accused of targeting couples headed to motels and forcing them to have sex before sexually assaulting the female victim himself.

Union County prosecutors said Rasheed Powell, 36, targeted couples at motels in Linden and Elizabeth on weekend nights over a period of six-weeks.

Powell would force his way into the room at gunpoint where he would force the couple to engage in sexual acts and then order the male into a bathroom before sexually assaulting the female victim, according to First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr.

The assaults took place at the Swan Motel and Benedict Motel in Linden as well as the Spring Lane Motel and the Royal Motel in Elizabeth, Cernadas Jr. said.

Powell has been charged with:

10 counts of 1st degree aggravated sexual assault

10 counts of 1st degree aggravated sexual assault

2 counts of 1st degree attempted aggravated sexual assault

12 counts of 1st degree robbery

6 counts of 2nd degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose

Investigators said they knew of at least six occasions, including two attacks last week, when the incidents happened.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; rasheedpowell

1 posted on 04/20/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet he looks like the son that Obama never had.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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3 posted on 04/20/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Powell would force his way into the room at gunpoint where he would force the couple to engage in sexual acts
Wow, talk about "performance anxiety."
4 posted on 04/20/2012 11:03:28 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’ll bet he looks like the son that Obama never had
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You can bet on it. With the first name of Rasheed..... I guarantee it.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“The efficient cooperation of several law enforcement agencies was able to connect the dots between the crimes and efficiently worked towards identifying the suspect and coordinating his arrest.”

Yeah, the efficient cops were so efficient that this animal was able to efficiently victimize innocent people time and time again using the exact same efficient techniques in an efficiently small area.

7 posted on 04/20/2012 11:12:44 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can’t be! No such thing as black-on-white crime in THIS country, no sir!


8 posted on 04/20/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: rogue yam

I bet motel customers were ‘compromised’ to begin with and the rapist was banking on them NOT going to police.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 11:16:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More helpless victims of ridiculous gun laws.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 11:18:59 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Paladin2

Damn; as ugly as that dude is, this is probably the only way he can get any.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: rogue yam; All

Yeah; that’s what I was thinking. The cops were so efficient, home boy did this for six weeks at just two different motels. And, they couldn’t catch him?


12 posted on 04/20/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Paladin2; All

Remember the old Mr. Potato Head??? This dude looks like Mr. Potato Head; for real.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: SMARTY; All

I bet motel customers were ‘compromised’ to begin with and the rapist was banking on them NOT going to police.
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I was thinking the same thing at first, but “10 Counts”???? I’m thinking they all filed a Police Report. But, if the couples were not in a “compromised” situation to begin with, can you imagine how the male victim must have felt being in the bathroom knowing that beast was out there pounding his wife or girlfriend? I, sincerely, cannot imagine what might have been going through his mind.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 11:33:35 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems

The only way you are going to get me separarted from my wife in a situation like this is to drag my dead body into the other room.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 11:50:21 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think those little wedge alarms that slide under the door of a motel room would go a long way in keeping these types of things from happening. They’re about five dollars in those gift catalogs.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sloppy seconds fetish....strange

Wonder if he used a condom?


18 posted on 04/20/2012 11:52:06 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No way to tell if he was “stalking” or “profiling” or “targeting” white couples. My guess is he went after a mix. And that some of the girls were prostitutes or having an affair so the man sure isn’t’ going to tell the police


19 posted on 04/20/2012 11:59:23 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: SMARTY

“I bet motel customers were ‘compromised’ to begin with and the rapist was banking on them NOT going to police.”

Yeah cheating on wife or hubby or with a ho


20 posted on 04/20/2012 12:01:11 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: no dems

It wasn’t in the Newark Star-Ledger until today. No warning for the locals. And seemingly no alerts at the hotels, no description, so that people checking in could be warned.

“Here’s your keys, and by the way a black guy has been forcing couples into their rooms and sexually assaulting them. Enjoy your stay in New Jersey.”


21 posted on 04/20/2012 12:05:20 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: onedoug

Ping


22 posted on 04/20/2012 12:14:11 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Paladin2

Another one of obammie’s sons. Why is the puke in the pic still breathing?


23 posted on 04/20/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: no dems
Remember the old Mr. Potato Head??? This dude looks like Mr. Potato Head; for real.

That would be Mr. Baked Potato Head then.

24 posted on 04/20/2012 12:33:47 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: oh8eleven

“Wow, talk about “performance anxiety.”

Cialis, for when the time is right....NOW!


25 posted on 04/20/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Paladin2

If he had a father, it would look like Obama.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: no dems

And Obummer will eventually grant this piece of garbage a pardon.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 12:46:28 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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