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Rape suspect allegedly used Christian Mingle

Sean Banks, a 37-year-old Del Mar resident, is accused of luring his alleged rape victim through ChristianMingle.com.
February 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A Southern California man is accused of raping a woman he met on a popular dating website. Police fear more victims may be out there.

Sean Banks, a 37-year-old Del Mar resident, is accused of luring his alleged victim through ChristianMingle.com. The computer technician was arrested on Feb. 11 and pleaded not guilty to charges of rape by force, residential burglary and digital penetration by force.

According to police, Banks worked all over the country and might have targeted more women. In the latest case, he used the online name "Rarity." Police suspect he might have used other names to target victims, including Ryan Butterwood and Ryan Harbough.

Anyone with information is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-7538.


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