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Police: Middle River man sexually assaulted victim after luring him to fake job interview

Posted at 2:24 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 17:20:18-04

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — He was the face of the purported company offering a chance for a good job, one contracted by the government, and police say 26-year-old William McNeill, Jr. told his victim there were a few requirements before he could land it.

“The suspect agreed and the suspect then led that victim to his apartment under the false pretense that he was going to be conducting an interview,” said Ofc. D.J. Moore of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to charging documents, the first time the victim entered McNeill’s apartment in Middle River last week, he performed several exercises like push ups and sit ups as part of an agility test, but the next day, when he returned for a physical exam, a phony prostate check put the victim in a compromised position that led to the sexual abuse.

The suspect allegedly told the victim a camera mounted on the ceiling was for military personnel from Aberdeen Proving Ground to monitor the exam.

He later told police, the goal of his scheme was “to turn straight men gay.”

“We do believe that more victims are out there, which is why we did release his mug shot with hopes that the victims do recognize the suspect from the fake profiles that he created,” said Moore.

Anyone who has any information about any other potential victims can call the Baltimore County Special Victims Unit at 410-307-2020.

McNeill is being held without bail on charges of second degree rape, fourth degree sex offense and perverted practice following the October 22 incident.