Law enforcement agencies across the country are on high alert as shocking details emerge in the case of Negasi Zuberi, a 29-year-old man suspected of being a serial sexual assaulter. The FBI has labeled the investigation as “Operation Take Over” after discovering a disturbing notebook found in Zuberi’s southern Oregon residence. The chilling notes not only included a list of potential victims but also outlined a horrifying dungeon blueprint, designed to imprison these women without provoking suspicion.
In a shocking turn of events, police uncovered a cinder block cell in Zuberi’s home where they suspect he held a kidnapped woman captive. Trapped inside, the courageous victim managed to escape by relentlessly pounding on the door until her hands were bloodied. This discovery has linked Zuberi to a series of sexual assaults that have occurred throughout several states since August 2016, including California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Alabama, and Nevada.
According to the FBI, Zuberi employed various tactics to obtain control over his victims, including drugging their drinks, posing as a police officer, and engaging the services of sex workers before violently assaulting them. Shockingly, authorities suspect that some of these encounters may have been filmed to create the false impression of consensual activity.
One of the most disturbing incidents, which occurred in Seattle on July 15, unfolded when Zuberi posed as an undercover police officer after luring a woman into prostitution. Handcuffing her and securing her with leg irons, he then drove her to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he repeatedly raped her. Fortunately, this victim managed to escape, leading to Zuberi’s arrest in Reno, Nevada, by state police the following day.
While details of Zuberi’s personal life remain unclear, as he is married and has at least one child, law enforcement agencies have not disclosed the whereabouts of his family members nor answered questions regarding them. However, investigators did reveal that Zuberi failed to follow the first rule of his “Operation Take Over” plan, leaving behind his phone that provided crucial evidence detailing his presence in Seattle during the reported kidnapping.
Zuberi currently awaits extradition to Oregon, where he faces federal charges of interstate kidnapping and transporting a victim across state lines with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The case has sent shockwaves through the serene community of Klamath Falls, known for birdwatching and recreational activities. Authorities suspect that Zuberi may have additional victims in multiple states, but due to the ongoing investigation, specific details have not been disclosed.
Recent court and municipal records shed light on Zuberi’s troubling past. In 2020, he allegedly attacked and threatened to kill a woman and her children. Court filings and restraining order requests paint a disturbing picture of a man plagued by violence and hostility, with the woman describing him as physically abusive and prone to drunken outbursts.
Zuberi’s notoriety also extends across state lines. In Vancouver, Washington, court records illustrate a troubled tenancy where the landlord sought eviction due to non-payment of rent, illegal subletting, property damage, and disturbing threats made to neighbors. In Colorado, another incident involving Zuberi, under the alias Justin Kouassi, resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for assaulting an individual.
As the investigation continues, the true extent of Zuberi’s crimes is yet to be determined. Defense attorneys Heather Fraley in Las Vegas and Devin Huseby in Oregon, who are representing Zuberi, declined to provide comments. The process of transferring Zuberi from Nevada to Oregon may take several weeks, raising concerns about the safety of communities in the interim.
The shocking case of Negasi Zuberi serves as a reminder of the importance of remaining vigilant and united in the face of such heinous crimes. Our thoughts are with the victims, and we applaud the courageous efforts of law enforcement agencies working tirelessly to bring justice to those affected by Zuberi’s alleged reign of terror.