Recently I talked about Michael Frese, the guy who raped a woman advertising massage services in craigslist. Police are saying there may be more victims…
After a Dale City man was charged with raping a 19-year-old woman who advertised massage services online, Prince William County police said this week that they fear there might be more victims.
“We need to know how many more are out there,” Detective Quenton Sallows said.
The woman told police that after the man raped her at knifepoint last Thursday, he chastised her for advertising online and told her that “he was just trying to show her how dangerous it can be, that she could lose her life for $200,” Sallows said. The man then warned her not to call police, saying that he and his family were in law enforcement and that his home was used by officers to clean up the neighborhood, Sallows said.
“We’re afraid that there might be other victims out there who were too intimidated by that speech to come forward,” Sallows said.
The woman arrived at the home just before 4 p.m. and was immediately led down to the basement, police said. Feeling uncomfortable with the situation, she tried to leave, saying she forgot something in her car, police said, when Frese allegedly pulled out a serrated knife. The woman was then handcuffed and sexually assaulted, police said.
She was allowed to leave only after receiving the lecture and being made to promise that she would never advertise massage services online again, Sallows said.
The woman drove to a police station, where she reported the sexual assault. Sallows said the woman “did have some physical trauma to help substantiate the claims she was making.”
Here’s the “not surprising” part of the article…
Reached at the home Tuesday, Michael Frese’s father, Larry, said he couldn’t understand the charges against his son, who he said lives with him and had never been in any real trouble before.
Lives in his dad’s basement huh? Go figure.
Police said they are investigating to see whether there are any additional victims and encourage anyone with information to call Sallows at 703-792-7234.
They are not trying to charge anyone with prostitution, Sallows said. “We just want to know how many victims we have,” he said.