NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with raping a Massachusetts woman he met on a dating app.
New Haven police say they arrested 26-year-old Timothy Turner Jr., of Waterbury, early Monday after the 22-year-old woman called authorities. Officials say the woman met Turner on the dating app Tagged and invited her to a multifamily home where one of his relatives lives.
The woman says Turner pulled a gun on her and raped her on the second-floor landing.
Turner was charged with aggravated first-degree sexual assault and other crimes.
Turner is being held on bail and wasn’t immediately available to comment on the charges. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
Police warned dating app users to be cautious and to not meet strangers in private, unfamiliar locations.
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