Man sen­tenced for at­tack­ing women he lured on Craigslist

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro -

A Bladens­burg man who at­tacked, robbed and sex­u­ally as­saulted women he met through Craigslist “erotic ser­vices” ads was sen­tenced Thurs­day to 30 years in prison for four armed at­tacks, prose­cu­tors said.

Edgar D. Romero pleaded guilty to the at­tacks that oc­curred in the Dis­trict be­tween De­cem­ber 2008 and Fe­bru­ary 2009, though in court doc­u­ments prose­cu­tors said they have iden­ti­fied seven women vic­tim­ized by him. His 30-year prison sen­tence stems from his guilty pleas to two counts of first-de­gree sex­ual abuse, first-de­gree bur­glary and rob­bery while armed, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. at­tor­ney for the Dis­trict.

In each of the four in­ci­dents he pleaded guilty to, Romero ar­ranged to meet a dif­fer­ent woman at a D.C. ho­tel and at some point threat­ened her with a knife or a gun.

Romero’s de­fense at­tor­ney could not be reached for com­ment Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

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