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.
The public was invited Saturday to place American flags at grave sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, in preparation for the
annual Memorial Day observance.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.
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