SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Investigators sought Friday to determine if a Del Mar man accused of raping an East County woman he met through a Christian dating website had additional alleged victims.
Sean Patrick Banks, 37, was arrested Monday and jailed on suspicion of two sex-assault charges and a count of residential burglary. Two days later, he pleaded not guilty to the allegations, posted $500,000 bail and was released from custody on his own recognizance.
Using the online moniker "Rarity," Banks got in touch with the alleged victim on Christianmingle.com and then visited her La Mesa home, where he allegedly raped her, Lt. Matt Nicholass said.
Banks also identified himself on the website as "Rylan Butterwood" and "Rylan Harbough," according to Nicholass.
"After further follow-up in the investigation, the La Mesa Police Department is concerned there may have been more cases (involving) other women," the lieutenant said.
Banks faces 36 years to life in prison if convicted of the three charges he's currently facing, according to prosecutors. His next court appearance, a readiness conference, is scheduled for March 1.
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