Preacher Stands Accused of Beating, Robbing and Raping Multiple Online Escorts at Hotels Across Washington D.C.

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33-year-old Gabriel Omogbo of Hyattsville, Maryland, a preacher at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale, has been arrested after authorities believe he used Backpage.com to find escorts who he then allegedly beat, robbed and raped.

The first two attacks are said to have been carried out at a Best Western in Rockville, both of which had separate women claiming they were raped and stolen from.

A third attack is believed to have occurred at a Radison Hotel in the same city. In that instance, the victim claims he ordered her at knifepoint to take off her clothes, said, “You’re going to die today,” then beat her, cutting her arms, legs and hands, before stealing her cell phone, $300, and an iPad.

His arrest came about after authorities collected DNA from the hotel rooms and saw a man fitting his description wearing blue jeans and brown loafers entering and leaving the premises at the time of the assaults on the hotels’ CCTV cameras.

Omogbo, who still lives with his parents, now lives in Montgomery County with no bond.

He’s being held on charges of attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, first degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

He’s next due in court on January 8th and could be facing life in prison.

 

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