Maryland authorities are investigating a man who allegedly used a syringe they purport may have been filled with semen to jab at least one woman, though they expect there have been others.
On the afternoon of February 18 at Christopher’s Fine Foods grocery store, the surveillance cameras in the area where shopping carts are returned reportedly recorded what looked like a man coming up behind a woman as she put her cart with the others. It appeared as if he had bumped into.
The woman was seen jumping backward after the man was behind her, and she said she believed she had been burned with the end of a lit cigarette.
Upon further inspection, the woman said she didn’t notice any evidence of a burn on the fabric of her pants, and the area of her skin just underneath had a reddened mark that was concentrated in the middle.
Ann Arundel County police took a statement from the alleged victim, who claimed that just after the incident the man whispered to her, “I know, it feels like a bee sting, doesn’t it?”
When they identified the person they believed was the suspect, the police sought out and arrested Thomas Bryon Stemen for the allegations.
It was also reported that upon searching his vehicle, a larger-than-average size syringe was discovered. They have purported that the substance inside was semen and that he may have injected some of it into the alleged victim.
Stemen is facing charges for suspicion of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment, and he is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.
The alleged victim was issued three medications to minimize her risk of possible infections.
The authorities have also reported that they believe they have evidence depicting Stemen unsuccessfully trying to attack two other women in the same fashion.
If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.