KEY POINTS

  • Police said a Virginia doctor sexually assaulted two women after he lured them to his home and threatened to kill them
  • The man was indicted Monday on multiple charges, including rape and unlawful filming
  • The offender was already detained for an unrelated case involving his wife when the charges were filed

A 58-year-old doctor from Springfield, Virginia, has been indicted on charges of rape, abduction and unlawful filming, authorities announced Tuesday.

A grand jury indicted Drew John Steiner Monday on one count of rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of unlawful filming, two counts of abduction with intent to defile and two counts of object sexual penetration after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women he met through a dating app last year, a statement from the Fairfax County Police Department said. 

Police said one of the women reported in July 2020 that she was sexually assaulted at a home in the 8300 block of Cushing Court, Springfield, by a man she met online. Another victim reported a similar incident at the same location in August. 

The former family doctor at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital allegedly held the women against their will, threatened to kill them and then raped them, with Steiner recording one of the assaults on his phone, the Washington Post reported, citing a search warrant. 

Steiner allegedly met the two women on a sugar daddy website, in which people provide companionship in exchange for "exotic trips and gifts," according to the outlet.

State prosecutor Steve Descano encouraged anyone with helpful information on Steiner to contact the Major Crimes Bureau of the Fairfax County Police at 703-246-7800, option 3.

"My top priority is to keep our community safe. I will therefore always act to hold those accountable who prey upon members of this community and I am hopeful that this indictment will serve as a first step toward justice in this case," Descano said in a statement.

According to police, Steiner was already being held without bond at the Fairfax County Detention Center on unrelated charges for the alleged abduction and assault of his wife last year. 

Court documents said Steiner bound his wife with duct tape and assaulted her in September 2020, WRC-TV reported. 

Steiner was arrested after his wife was able to escape their home and reported the incident to a neighbor.

"She kept whispering through the door that her husband was trying to kill her, so I called the police," neighbor Carmella Dillman said.

Steiner is scheduled to appear in court on May 5 for the case involving his wife.

police-2122373_1920 Representation. Steiner was already detained when he was indicted. Photo: Pixabay