Two suspects sexually assaulted a teenage boy in Fort Lauderdale while wearing wigs and women’s clothes, threatening him with weapons during the ordeal. Javoris Quentin Phillips, 36, was arrested Wednesday in Orange County, more than a week after an arrest warrant was issued in Broward County. Phillips and another accomplice used a gun and knife to intimidate the teenager as they tied his wrists together, dragging him behind a house near Sistrunk Boulevard. One of the two suspects then sexually assaulted the boy while another watched – it is not clear if Phillips or the other unknown suspect assaulted the teenager.
Phillips, now in custody in Broward County, is held without bond on kidnapping charges. He is also charged with performing lewd and lascivious battery on a teenager. Phillips was apprehended after an anonymous tip and DNA evidence led police to his apprehension. He’s known to have used different aliases in previous crimes, and is known to the Broward County court for previous charges of loitering and prowling, trespassing, prostitution, weapons charges, battery on a law enforcement officer, and carjacking,
“Regardless of the state’s recognition of the suspect as a male, the suspect committed [the] aforementioned acts dressed as a female,” a report provided by Broward County police read. “Photographs taken of Javoris often change. Javoris has various different looks including female.”
The victim told police he had seen both suspects, dressed as women, in the same car used to flee the assault. Both suspects tried to approach the victim to talk, but he ran, according to the police report. The crime itself happened on the morning of August 6th on the 1600 block of Northwest 5th St. between Sistrunk Boulevard and Interstate 95. “He described that he knew the suspects were males because when they talked they sounded like males,” the report said.
The suspects struck the boy on the head and dragged him behind a house, saying that if he tried to call for help, they would kill him. One suspect wore a long wig, a black shirt, and a bra, while the other wore a short wig and a yellow shirt; the suspect with the black shirt allegedly assaulted the boy while the suspect in the yellow shirt watched. They both fled in a tan or gray four-door sedan, possibly a Kia or Jaguar brand vehicle.
When police were at the crime scene, a relative of the victim directed an officer to an anonymous tip, directing them to Aceianna Phillips’ Facebook page. The third party said they were propositioned by Phillips before. “He also stated that it is the male’s M.O. to proposition young boys in the manner of that of the victim child,” the police report said. A records searched showed that Aceianna Phillips and Javoris Q. Phillips were the same person, and that Phillips had a grey Hyundai sedan registered in his name. DNA evidence obtained from the crime scene also matched Phillips, police said.