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Police: Man raped woman he met on Christian dating website

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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Police: Man raped woman he met on Christian dating website

By Ben Brumfield, CNN
updated 1:58 PM EST, Tue February 19, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The suspect went by various user names on Christianmingle.com
  • The suspect posted bail and is free on his own recognizance

(CNN) -- A California man is accused of raping a woman he met on a Christian dating website -- and police fear there may be other victims.

Sean Banks, 37, met the victim on the matchmaking website Christianmingle.com, where he went by the user name "Raritiy," La Mesa Police said in a statement.

Banks used three additional online identities -- "Rylan," "Rylan Butterwood" and "Rylan Harbough" -- and police said they are concerned "there may have been more cases with other women."

ChristianMingle touts a safety section that includes a warning to avoid contact with members who cannot take "no" for an answer.

The site is cooperating with the investigation, CNN affiliate KSWB reported.

Banks was arrested February 11 and has been booked on two rape charges in the incident as well as one count of residential burglary, police said.

He has pleaded not guilty and is free on his own recognizance after posting $500,000 bail.

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by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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witch_e_woman
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

 And this is suprising to you ????

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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Poor chicks, the lies he told them to get the level of trust required will probably mess them up emotionally almost as much as the rape itself.
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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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Just is the danger of any on line dating service. Don't disregard your "safety" just because the word, "Christian" is in play.
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lga1965
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM
That's disgusting but not a surprise.
There is no way I would try any computer dating sites. For years friends have suggested that I should so I could start dating again but , no way. I'd rather not.
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krise
by Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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Quoting Donna6503:

Just is the danger of any on line dating service. Don't disregard your "safety" just because the word, "Christian" is in play.

I agree.. the bad guys go to the victims not the other way around.

nelliesmommy
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Very sad.

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 7:19 PM

And..........???

jllcali
by Jane on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM
Personal safety, people. Meet in a public place. Make sure the man leaves before you do.
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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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Quoting jllcali:

Personal safety, people. Meet in a public place. Make sure the man leaves before you do.

 This. My sister met her husband 10 yrs ago on a dating site. He is a great guy, but I did worry about their first meeting.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Read about this, briefly, earlier.

It's awful.

I know many people use dating sites and have success in doing so.  I just can't bring myself to take that risk.  And it's not only the risk of meeting some crazy asshat, I just can't bring myself to put myself out there like that and pay for it. *shrug*

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