MOUNT LAKE TERRACE, Wash. -- Mount Lake Terrace Police arrested a man who allegedly raped a woman he met on MySpace.com.
The victim told police she met the man on MySpace.com and only wanted to meet him and not have a sexual relationship with him, but when she invited him to her home he became very aggressive and threatened that if she didn’t do what he said, he would harm her and her daughter.
During an interview with detectives, the suspect admitted to having sex with the victim but claimed it was consensual.
Police said his statement was inconsistent and retrieved conversations he had on MySpace.com.
"The topics are rather varied but oftentimes lead to or end up being about sexual desires and those sorts of things," Detective Sgt. Mark Conner with the Mount Lake Terrace police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
Police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that the man was also a suspect in a sheriff’s office case in December that was closed due to insufficient evidence.
Police believe the suspect has struck before. "We know that his communication has been with more than just our victim and the sheriff's office victim, to what extent and what the end result with that is, we are not sure," said Detective Sgt. Mark Conner.
The suspect's bail has been set at $100,000.