Man accused of raping woman he met online

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – Police arrested a South Bay man after a woman claimed she was raped by him after meeting through an Internet dating service.

Damone Carter, 24, of National City was arrested without incident at his residence in the 2400 block of East Eighth Street early Friday afternoon, shortly after the alleged assault occurred, according to police.

PlentyOfFishDatingSiteCarter and the alleged victim, who is also in her mid-20s, initially got into contact last Monday via a website called PlentyofFish.com, then met in person for the first time at Carter’s home four days later, Sgt. Alex Hernandez said.

Following the alleged assault, the victim escaped and made an emergency call on her cellphone, the sergeant said.

“If you’re going to talk with someone online, meet in a public place,” the sergeant said.

Carter was booked into George F. Bailey Detention Facility on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment. He was being held on $100,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

2 comments

  • guest

    Unfortunately, during these times, if you are dumb enough to meet someone in person that you initially met online AND you decide to meet in thier home AND you are a woman, then don't ask for sympathy. Why the hell would they ask you to come over instead of going out on an actual date? ANSWER: (just in case, you're still not following)– TO HAVE SEX!!!

  • Lynn

    She should have met him in a public place, not his place. It is a bad move all the way, bad judgement on her part.

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