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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

District Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Victims in Dupont Circle Area

            WASHINGTON – Jamar Tillman, 36, of Washington, D.C., was convicted on Friday, January 31, 2020, by Judge Neil E. Kravitz of the Superior Court of the District of the Columbia for assaulting seven different female victims in less than an hour, including sexual assaults against six of those victims, U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Shea announced.

            According to the government’s evidence—as presented to Judge Kravitz following the defendant’s waiver of his right to a jury trial—on April 3, 2019, the defendant assaulted his first victim in a parking garage near Dupont Circle by grabbing her hair and trying to pull her to the ground.  The victim resisted, and the defendant fled the scene after bystanders responded to the victim’s cries.  Over the course of the next forty-five minutes, the defendant sexually assaulted five additional women in the Dupont Circle area, grabbing or slapping their buttocks as he walked passed them.  The defendant then sexually assaulted his final victim in a stairwell, pinning her to the ground and grabbing her vaginal area over her clothes.  A police officer was alerted to that victim’s cries and interrupted the assault.  The defendant then fled with the victim’s cellular phone and was arrested seconds later.

            Judge Kravitz convicted the defendant of one count each of third degree sexual abuse, kidnapping, and robbery for the final victim, misdemeanor assault for attacking the first victim, and four counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse and one count of attempted misdemeanor sexual abuse for the other five victims.  The defendant remains detained pending sentencing, which is scheduled for May 1, 2020.

            In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Shea stated that “Due to the swift action of police officers on the scene and the outstanding work of the investigative and prosecutorial teams, a dangerous predator has been taken off of the streets of D.C.  The residents of the District are safer as a result of their efforts.”  U.S. Attorney Shea specifically commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department, including detectives with the Sexual Assault Unit, which investigated the case.  He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Tiffany Fogle and Victim/Witness Advocates Lorraine Chase, Karen Giannakoulias, Juanita Harris, and Tracy Owusu. Finally, he expressed appreciation for the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan Creighton and Jocelyn Bond, who investigated and prosecuted the case, and Grace Richards, who assisted in investigating the case.

Press Release Number: 
20-023
Updated February 4, 2020