A man from Oregon is being charged for raping four women he met at parties after he drugged them with spring-loaded syringes.
Marlin Brandt Pohlman, 43, worked as a computer executive, and was handcuffed at Portland International Airport on Wednesday after he returned from a vacation in Thailand.
Police searched his home and found a makeshift drug lab, including beakers filled with chemicals. After the chemicals were tested, police found that Pohlman was using multiple drugs to sedate his victims, including LSD, ecstasy and nitrous oxide.
After drugging them, he took them to his home and raped them.
Four women have already been interviewed after they said they were attacked by him, but police are fearful that there are more victims.
He is currently held on $2 million bail, a high sum for Portland.
Reports indicate he was chief governing officer at EMC corporation, which is a major tech company specializing in data storage and cloud computing.
He previously worked at Oracle and wrote a book about managing employee access to databases.
Raised in Oklahoma, Pohlman survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer three times, and claimed an experimental cancer drug gave him an increased mental acuity.
He said he used his brain power to study time travel and patent a time machine.
Pohlman had a strong interest in John Titor, a man who said he was a time traveler in 2000 and 2001.
Wynema, Pohlman’s mother, was surprised by the charges.
“This is so totally out of character for him. I’m just at a loss,” she said.
Wynema said her son taught himself about computers and his passion for them began as a child.
When authorities went to his house, a woman answered the door. They are now working with the women on the investigation.
He is being charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sex abuse, four counts of causing someone to ingest a controlled substance, four counts of third-degree assault, two counts of attempted first-degree rape, one count of third-degree sodomy and four counts each of reckless endangerment and harassment.