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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- The man dubbed the "Beer Pong Rapist" was sentenced Wednesday to 150 years in prison for sexually assaulting 5 different men he befriended at beer pong tournaments.

Joey Poindexter of Gaithersburg, Md. was convicted of those sexual assaults that police say took place over a two year period.Prosecutors presented evidence to the judge that there may be upwards of 25 more victims dating back nearly 10 years.

Poindexter was found guilty of eight counts of sexual assault stemming from incidents in 2011 and 2012. Police say he took videos and snapped pictures of these assaults.

Poindexter wore a green jumpsuit, said nothing as prosecutors called him a serial sexual predator the likes of which Montgomery County has never before seen. He also said nothing when he found out his lengthy sentence.

Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy called Poindexter, "a vile, evil depraved predator."

McCarthy said police got their first break in 2013 when a victim came forward, "Thank God that the first brave person came forward, he truly was a hero in this case," McCarthy said.

That victim was seen with Poindexter in surveillance video, leaving Looney's Pub in College Park in October 2013. Police say Poindexter sexually assaulted him that night in his Gaithersburg basement apartment. That victim went to police, and wore a wire.

Police arrested Poindexter for the crime. That's when they went through his phone and hard drive and found evidence of other sex assaults.

"There are 30 files of men who were subjected to the same type of atrocities, sexual atrocities, when they were incapacitated, when they were unconscious," McCarthy elaborated.

Wednesday, Poindexter was convicted for sexually assaulting 5 of those 30 victims whose videos and pictures were neatly categorized in those 30 numbered files. There are 25 men still out there unidentified and likely don't know they were assaulted and videotaped.

Those 30 files of evidence date back to 2009, but the prosecutor says in 2006, a man came forward and filed a sexual assault complaint against Poindexter. The complaint was later dropped, meaning he may have been preying on young men for as many as 9 years.

Prosecutors say in each case, the victims were clearly incapacitated and could not consent. The judge said the men were likely drugged.

According to police, Poindexter frequently attended organized beer pong events held in the D.C. and Baltimore areas, and met several of his victims at those events.

Poindexter also attended extreme sporting events, traveling to Atlantic City, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dallas, Texas, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Salt Lake City, Utah for such events.

Poindexter faced a maximum of 200 years in prison.

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Prosecutors say in each case, the victims were clearly incapacitated and could not consent. They say Poindexter would lure the men back to his Gaithersburg home and videotape the acts.

According to police, Poindexter frequently attended organized beer pong events held in the D.C. and Baltimore areas, and met several of his victims at those events. Poindexter also attended extreme sporting events, traveling to Atlantic City, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dallas, Texas, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Salt Lake City, Utah for such events.

Prosecutors say they found two dozen more videos, all showing Poindexter with unidentified victims.

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