Man Pleads Not Guilty to Raping Woman He Met Through an Internet Dating Service

Friday, Nov 16, 2012  |  Updated 5:11 PM PDT
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Not Guilty Plea in Alleged Hawthorne Rape

Hawthorne Police Department

Arron Robinson

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A Hawthorne man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he met through an online dating service was charged Friday with forcible rape.

Arron Henry Robinson, 32, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge. He was ordered to return to the Airport Branch Courthouse Dec. 4.

Robinson was arrested Wednesday night at his Hawthorne apartment, where the alleged assault occurred, according to the Hawthorne Police Department.

According to police and prosecutors, Robinson allegedly picked up the alleged victim at her home, took her to a CVS in the 4700 block of West Rosecrans Avenue, where he purchased alcohol, then drove her to his apartment and assaulted her on Nov. 3.

She reported the attack the next day.

The woman said the suspect told her he moved to the Southland from Atlanta in June and worked at a law firm, according to police.

He faces up to eight years in prison if convicted, according to prosecutors.

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