BALTIMORE (WUSA) -- Two Baltimore men were arrested on Oct. 1 for a crime spree targeting mostly young women, including teens and college students, in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Police say they were arrested for two incidents they committed that day in the city and in the county.
Baltimore County and Baltimore City police say Willliam Justin Campbell and Kenyon Travis Waller are charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, kidnapping, armed robbery and other offenses. Six of their victims were reportedly students at nearby colleges. Their youngest victim is only 17 years old, say police.
On Oct. 1, Campbell and Waller were arrested for allegedly assaulting the 17-year-old girl at the intersection of Ingleside Avenue and Edmondson Avenue as she got off a bus. She was headed home from the Community College of Baltimore County. Campbell and Waller are accused of forcing the 17-year-old girl into a Ford Explorer and driving her at gunpoint to an alley in Baltimore City. That's where, police say, Campbell robbed her and Waller raped her.
Police believe that later that day Campbell and Waller robbed and kidnapped a young man and woman in the 2500 block of Liberty Heights in Baltimore. Detectives identified Campbell and Waller as the suspects with information from both city and county police investigations.
Police say county police charged William Campbell for a kidnapping and sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman on Sept. 25 near the Ingleside / Edmondson bus stop. In this case, she was also forced into a Ford SUV at gunpoint, driven somewhere (to an apartment complex) and then ordered to perform a sexual act, according to police. Police say Campbell then robbed her and threatened her to keep her from telling police.
Campbell and Waller are linked to six cases so far, say police, but detectives believe that there may be more victims who have been afraid to tell police. They also say that in several cases Cambpell and Waller drove a gold Ford Explorer but they also had access to other vehicles, which may have been used in other crimes.
Baltimore County police can be called at 410-887-2214. Baltimore City Police can be reached at 410-276-8888.
Police provided the following timeline for the crimes the two men are accused of committing:
- August 11: 22-year-old female robbed on the street in the 2500 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore City
- September 12: 19-year-old woman walking from school robbed and kidnapped in the 2600 block of Liberty Heights
- September 17: 19-year-old male leaving school robbed in the 2800 block of Dukeland Street
- September 19: Two 17-year-old female students from Coppin State University robbed in the 2300 block of Windsor Avenue
- September 25: 18-year-old woman robbed and sexually assaulted on Edmondson Avenue / Ingleside Avenue in Baltimore County
- September 29: Two women robbed while sitting at a bus stop in the 2500 block of West North Avenue in Baltimore
- October 1: 17-year-old female student at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) robbed and raped
- October 1: Male and female robbed, kidnapped at 2500 Liberty Heights in Baltimore
Both men are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center and are awaiting trial. According to police, if convicted, Campbell and Waller could face life in prison.