What to Know
- An NJ man was arrested after allegedly luring a Philadelphia woman through a dating site and then attacking her, police say
- He allegedly tossed her out of his car and kept some of her personal items after the attack; she flagged down a passing motorist
- Cops used the same dating site to catch the suspect, they say
Authorities say a New Jersey man sexually assaulted a Philadelphia woman he met through an online dating site, but they then used the site to capture him.
Cinnaminson police say Jerell Manson used the dating site POF, formerly known as PlentyofFish, to entice the woman to travel to New Jersey on Monday. They say the 22-year-old Florence man drove her to a remote area of Cinnaminson, attacked her and tossed her out of his car while keeping some of her personal items.
The victim soon flagged down a passing motorist and was taken to a hospital.
Authorities determined the location where the attack occurred and found some of her belongings there, including her driver's license.
Police used the site to get Manson travel to Cinnaminson on Wednesday, thinking he was meeting a woman. They searched his vehicle and found the victim's license.