Barstow man suspected of raping 2 women met through online dating site

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Dionza Antwoine Bradford, 24, of Barstow, has been arrested for allegedly raping two women he met through the online dating website Plenty of Fish. (San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.)

A 24-year-old Barstow man has been arrested for allegedly raping two women he met through an online dating website.

Suspect Dionza Antwoine Bradford met an 18-year-old woman through the website Plenty of Fish and asked her if she wanted to hang out on June 7, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The two met in person and were driving together to Bradford's home in Barstow when he detoured and took the woman to a secluded turn-out in the Running Springs area, deputies said.

He then allegedly raped her in the secluded area and left her at a gas station near Highway 330 in Highland, according to investigators. The victim reported the alleged assault to authorities.

After investigators identified Bradford as the suspect, they learned he was suspected in another rape in the Victorville area, in which detectives had been unable to track him down.

In that earlier case, the suspect had met a 19-year-old woman through the same website, Plenty of Fish, and asked her to hang out. Deputies said he met the woman in October 2015 and brought her to a motel where he allegedly raped her. She also reported the alleged assault, but detectives at that time were unable to locate the suspect.

Bradford was arrested on June 16 and is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Detectives are investigating to see if there may be other alleged victims and asked anyone with information to call the Twin Peaks Station at (909)336-0600 or the Victorville station at (760)241-2911.
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