Julian Lee Everett was a successful DC businessman and also a serial sexual predator. This session will explore the law enforcement and state's attorney's office investigation into Julian Everett. The session will explore and discuss the methods used to investigate historical allegations of sexual assault, as well as the barriers and issues that arose during the investigation. How and why there was ultimately a decision to charge and the aftermath of the investigation and what we discovered about the Howard University rapist. This session will show how a fresh look and deep dive into his historical sexual assaults allowed investigators and prosecutors to fully understand Everett's crimes and to finally charge as a serial rapist.
on-demand webinar
  • Runtime: 99 min
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Melissa Hoppmeyer
Chief, Special Victim and Family Violence Unit, Prince George’s County Police

Ms. Hoppmeyer is the current Chief of the Special Victims and Family Violence Unit in Prince George's County. Melissa has assisted in drafting numerous legislative bills and has testified before the Maryland General Assembly on numerous occasions to help implement stronger criminal laws for crimes of violence. This includes most recently during the 2020 legislative session advocating and testifying on behalf of a change to the first degree assault statute in order to make strangulation a felony. Ms. Hoppmeyer also serves as a technical trainer for law enforcement, fellow prosecutors and the community on variety of issues and criminal laws. Ms. Hoppmeyer has trained across the nation on sexual violence on college campuses. As part of her duties, Ms. Hoppmeyer serves on several councils and boards involving domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Ms. Hoppmeyer previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Organized Crime Unit prosecuting prison corruption and high ranking drug traffickers.
Lisa Shepperd
Detective, Prince George’s County Police