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posted Friday, May 17, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 20x
Growlr prowler - Kent man using hookup app charged with felony rape
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Growlr prowler - Kent man using hookup app charged with felony rape

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A man from Kent, Washington, has been arrested and charged with felony rape and robbery after he allegedly sexually assaulted at least one man he met on Growlr.

Leverne Lee Maxwell, 32, is currently in jail awaiting trial on seven felony counts related to a week-long crime spree where police say he contacted men on Growlr, arranged dates, then sexually assaulted his victims at gunpoint, before robbing them.

Seattle Gay News has published a good number of stories warning Gay men of the dangers of hooking up with strangers. The hookup app Grindr is about as well-known as Craigslist for rapists who search for prey on the Internet. Growlr, the app used in this case, is aimed at men who identify as Bears, and their admirers.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer quotes a Seattle police detective as saying Maxwell reached out to one man on Growlr, posing as a buyer for a Kindle the man wanted to sell. When Maxwell arrived at the victim's home, he asked for a glass of water, then pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the man before sexually assaulting him.

Police say another man was robbed at gunpoint four days later inside his South Seattle home by a man he met on Growlr. That suspect also asked for a glass of water before brandishing a pistol and stealing the man's laptop and iPhone.

Police allege that Maxwell robbed yet another man of his iPhone after holding him up at gunpoint on April 13. Investigators said they found a used condom and fingerprints linking Maxwell to the sexual assault, and they note that several victims have positively identified Maxwell as their attacker.

Maxwell was arrested April 19. He denied any theft and claimed he and the man he met on Growlr had consensual sex. He is an 11-time convicted felon and has now been charged with first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of unlawful gun possession, and one count of first-degree burglary. He's currently being held in King County Jail.

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