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#1 Hum

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 00:33

A suspected rapist accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on ChristianMingle.com may have used the dating site to prey on women while he traveled across the country, California police said today.

Sean Patrick Banks, 37, a former Navy sailor, used a fake name to contact a woman who he allegedly raped in November, cops in La Mesa, Calif., said. Investigators believe that he used additional aliases to contact other women on the popular website and police hope that if there are additional victims they will recognize Banks.

Banks lives in Del Mar, Calif., and is currently unemployed but previously "travelled frequently around various spots in the U.S." for work, widening the search for potential victims from Southern California to across the country, said La Mesa Police spokesman Lt. Matt Nicholass.

"We're looking to see if there are any other victims," Nicholass told ABCNews.com. "We're trying to locate other victims who recognize him by his face, because they may not know his real name is Sean."

Cops accuse Banks of posing on the site as "Rylan Butterwood" and "Rylan Harbough."

His alleged use of fake names complicated police efforts to track him down after a La Mesa woman accused him of rape at her home in November on their first face-to-face date.

"La Mesa police tried to identify him for a couple of months," Nicholass said, adding that a break in the case came after ChristianMingle.com turned over computer records that helped cops identify Banks.

Banks was charged with two counts of rape and pleaded not guilty. He posted bond of $500,000 and was released.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:30

That just goes to show that you better be double wary about people you meet in online sites like that.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:32

He's not a bad looking fellow -- don't see why he resorts to rape.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:53

Horrifying.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:08

accused him of rape at her home in November on their first face-to-face date.



Stupid woman. She let him know where she lives, on their first meeting!?

Dumb doesn't even begin to describe that.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:48

Rapists used dating site to find victims.... News ?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 15:37

yeah lots of bad out there taking advantage of others. I hope he found guilty.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:19

In a sad way I find it ironic that he would choose a Christian site to pick his rape victims.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:21

^ Maybe he was trying for 'virgins'. ;)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:22

^ I doubt he'll find any even on a Christian site these days.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:11

In a sad way I find it ironic that he would choose a Christian site to pick his rape victims.


It's only irony in the same way that all the examples in the Alanis Morissette song are ironic, it's not.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:43

In a sad way I find it ironic that he would choose a Christian site to pick his rape victims.


In what way?

Maybe the perp himself was a Christian.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:17

In what way?

Maybe the perp himself was a Christian.


If he was a "Christian", he wouldn't be attempting rape. :p

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:33

If he was a "Christian", he wouldn't be attempting rape. :p


Right. And priests don't molest children.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:00

Right. And priests don't molest children.

Yeah, and sodomy is supposed to be a sin according to the bible, and look how many priests are doin little boys in the pooper.