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Man uses Tinder to ‘lure woman to be kidnapped and sexually assaulted’

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Police in the US are now looking at whether the accused has committed similar crimes before after finding new leads during a search of the man’s home.

A man has been accused of using the dating app Tinder to lure a woman back to his home where he then allegedly attempted to rape her before she was able to break free and call for help.

Police in the US are now looking at whether the accused has committed similar crimes before, and are appealing for other potential victims to come forward.

It's alleged Fabian Ornelas of Fresno, California, created a fake profile on Tinder under the name 'Dominick' to entice the woman into meeting up with him on Friday evening.

"After making a match with the woman online, Fabian arranged to meet with her in person," the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said in a statement released on social media.

"After spending some time together, the victim attempted to leave, but Fabian forced himself on her and attempted to rape her.

"The woman was able to break free during the middle of the assault and fled the area. She then called the Sheriff's Office to make a report."

Police were called to Ornelas' home on early Saturday morning where they found information suggesting he may have committed similar crimes in the past.

Authorities are now urging anyone who may have felt they were a potential victim of Ornelas to contact them.

He has been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, attempted rape, probation violation and other charges relating to sexual assault.

Bail was set at AU$360,000.

Source: 9News

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