Orlando #man accused of #raping woman he met #online


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A man was arrested Tuesday after police say he raped a woman he met on a dating site in January, according to a report from the Orlando Police Department.

Stephen James Sanders, 30, of Orlando was arrested nearly a month after police issued a warrant for his arrest.

In his arrest warrant, a woman said she agreed to meet Sanders in person on Jan. 8 after communicating via texts and phone calls.

She said while in Sanders’ vehicle, he told her she had an attitude and punched her repeatedly. The woman tried to get out of the vehicle, but Sanders followed her and told her, “Better not try me. I don’t play them games,” according to the warrant.

Sanders forced the woman to get back into the vehicle, which he drove to an unknown residence, the warrant said. The woman said Sanders raped her multiple times.

When the woman returned home, she told her roommate what happened and went to the hospital.

Sanders was arrested on charges of battery, kidnapping and tampering with a witness. He has been arrested multiple times in the past on charges of domestic battery, stalking and other charges.

He is being held in the Orange County Jail.


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