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Maryland Man Sentenced to Decades in Prison Over Rapes Targeting Men

Courtroom drawing of Webster and lawyers
Lawyers and Webster (R) in courtroom drawing in 2016

"He is an unrepentant serial, violent, invasion-of-home rapist," the assistant U.S. attorney said during the sentencing hearing.


A man has been sentenced to almost 40 years in prison for a series of home invasions in which he also sexually assaulted three men, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Bryant "Bryan" Webster, 38, of Suitland, Md., pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse while armed and one count of second-degree sexual abuse in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia back in July 2019. The plea called for 32 to 39 years in prison. Judge Ronna Beck accepted the plea deal while Judge Marisa Demeo sentenced Webster last week.

He will be required to register as a sex offender for life.

The sentencing date had been set for September 2019 but was delayed due to Webster requesting several motions attempting to revoke his guilty plea, according to the Washington Blade.

Court documents seen by the outlet indicate that Webster had stalked his victims and carefully planned the rapes and that he entered the residences through unlocked doors.

The assaults took place from mid-August to October 2016, according to evidence provided by authorities. During the first attack, Webster entered a home in a neighborhood on Capitol Hill and took photos of himself sexually abusing a man who authorities stated was unconscious.

Days later, Webster broke into an apartment in the same area as the first.

"The victim was awakened to find Webster, a stranger, standing in the doorway of his bedroom, dressed all in black, holding a handgun with a red laser sight," a news release by the Department of Justice said. Webster then used duct tape to bind the victim's hands and feet, gagged the victim with a T-shirt, and repeatedly raped him.

The third attack happened in the same apartment as one of the previous assaults on October 1, 2016. Webster broke in while armed with a gun and also brought a backpack that had knives, gloves, screwdrivers, duct tape, a hammer, binoculars, and condoms in it. He again duct-taped the victim and assaulted him. However, the victim was able to call for help from a roommate who had arrived during the attack. The victim called 911 and police were able to arrest Webster at the apartment.

Authorities stated he's been detained since.

"I felt I was broken, that I would never be OK again. I had a sense of being ruined, a sense of shame. I fell into the darkest despair of my life," one of the victims told the judge at the sentencing hearing, reports The Washington Post.

"He is an unrepentant serial, violent, invasion-of-home rapist," Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenechukwu Okocha said.

In a sentencing memorandum seen by the Blade, authorities wrote that there is evidence on Webster's phone that he committed additional sexual assaults on other men after entering their homes, but none have been identified. The memo also stated that Webster had allegedly sexually assaulted a cellmate at the D.C. jail.

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