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Police: Man raped and assaulted woman he met on online dating site

Police believe there may be more victims.
Credit: Montgomery County Police
Man charged with rape and assault of a woman he met on a dating site.

WASHINGTON — A man has been charged and arrested after he allegedly raped and assaulted a woman he met on an online dating website, Montgomery County Police said.

During the investigation, detectives learned that on January 25, 50-year-old William Gelfeld invited a woman he met on Jdate, an online dating service to his home in Rockville for dinner. 

Police said Gelfeld allegedly raped and assaulted the woman during the date. 

The woman told police that at one point Gelfeld put his hands around her neck causing her not to breathe.

Montgomery County police were made aware of the incident by officers in Fairfax County after the woman sought medical treatment in Virginia.

A warrant was issued for Gelfeld’s arrest and he was arrested four days later.

Authorities believe there are more victims and are asking anyone who believes that they know or are a victim of Gelfed to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.

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