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College student attacked answering phony modeling ad

CARLSBAD, Calif. — An Oceanside man was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of arranging a phony modeling photo shoot in order to lure a college student to a motel room so he could sexually assault her.

Motel 6 in CarlsbadPatrol officers investigating a reported disturbance at the lodge in the 1000 block of Carlsbad Village Drive arrested Matthew Nathan Terrell, 27, at about noon Sunday, according to a Carlsbad Police Department detective.

Investigators determined that the 20-year-old victim had answered an online ad from the social website “OK Cupid” for a supposed modeling opportunity and agreed to meet Terrell at the motel.

Once she was in a rental room with the suspect, he allegedly restrained her with plastic tie-wraps, Detective Jeff Smith said. Other motel guests heard her screaming and struggling and made emergency calls.

Terrell was booked into Vista Jail on suspicion of false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit rape. He was being held on $50,000 bail pending trial.

Police believe the suspect may be responsible for other similar alleged crimes in recent months, Smith said.

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5 Comments to “College student attacked answering phony modeling ad”

    No so pc said:
    June 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    And this is another fine upstanding black man that could of been barry obumers son, as barry will say. It's not what it looks like folks, move along.

      Elephant said:
      June 14, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      With comments like that no wonder the GOP keep losing, you're an embarrassment to the party and it's mission.

    ron said:
    June 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Really? She went to a motel room expecting a modeling job? Brilliant!

      CRHB said:
      June 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

      Thanks a lot for the empathy, Ron. There was a lot left out of this article. I can tell you that as someone who was there.

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