A woman says that her date with a man she met on the dating app "Plenty of Fish" turned into a nightmare after he date raped her.
Charges of Rape After Meeting on Date App
The woman told police on December 3rd that she met a man named Money Pollard, 25, on the dating app, and that the two agreed to meet. She says she invited Pollard to her house to watch a movie, but during the movie, he leaned over and bit her on the neck. She told police that she pushed the man away, but he pinned her to the couch and raped her.
After the alleged rape, Pollard fell asleep, and the woman went to a local hospital for treatment and reported the incident to police.
Oklahoma City police arrested Pollard at the woman's apartment on complaints of forcible sodomy and first degree rape.
The suspect was released from prison fewer than two months ago after being convicted of domestic assault and battery, domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and domestic abuse by strangulation. He remains on probation until 2023 as part of his suspended sentence in that case. Having a rape case less than two months after his prison release could result in having the suspended sentence revoked, which would return him to prison for the remainder of his domestic abuse sentence.
Sentencing and Sex Offender Registration
If ultimately convicted of first degree rape and forcible sodomy, the man would not only likely spend several more years in prison, but he would also be required to register as a sex offender for life.
In Oklahoma, forcible sodomy is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison. First degree rape is punishable by a minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum of life without parole.
Both offenses are Level 3 sex crimes, which under state and federal law, require lifetime sex offender registration. Learn more about Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration here.
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