WA Police have urged potential victims of an alleged sex predator, accused of indecently assaulting vulnerable men he drove home from Perth nightspots, to come forward.
Brendon Quintin Webb, 41, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault but police have alleged the alleged attacker has “quite a few” other victims.
Police allege a 19-year-old was picked up in the early hours of January 21 outside The Avenue at Club Bay View in Claremont and woke up three hours later in Doubleview to find the accused indecently assaulting him.
A second victim, aged 18, was allegedly indecently assaulted after he accepted a lift in Northbridge on February 24, police said.
The accused’s home in Armadale and business were searched, and police discovered up to 20 videos and several images of other alleged victims, The West Australian reported.
The 19-year-old told 9News he had been drinking with friends until about 1am but blacked out and couldn’t remember the following three hours.
He said he believed his drink was spiked but police have said they are yet to uncover evidence he was drugged.
“There is such a stigma for guys to hide this sort of thing and to not come forward but it is so important to realise there is such a support network out there and this sort of thing is not okay,” he said.
“I urge anybody who has had anything similar to come forward. They need to know they are not alone.”
Inspector Louise Ball said the accused had allegedly targeted men aged between 18 and 35 who were in a vulnerable state in entertainment districts.
“The man, it will be alleged, was driving a 2008 white Toyota Rav 4 during a suspected spree of sexual assaults lasting up to 18 months,” she said.
“Investigations are continuing into this matter and we’ve got some evidence that shows we have other victims. There are quite a few.”
Police are appealing for anybody who may have been a victim of the alleged offences to come forward immediately by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or reporting online.
“If you think that you’re a victim, please come forward, ring Crime Stoppers,” Insp Ball said.
“We’ll treat the information with discretion and confidentially.”
Webb was arrested on February 28, and has been remanded in custody to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on March 29.