Police say man lured rape victim with Craigslist job posting

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 4:16pm
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Timothy Earl Story

Metro police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly raping a woman who responded to a fake Craigslist posting for secretarial help. Detectives fear there might be other victims as well.

Timothy Earl Story, 38, is charged with three counts of rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of aggravated kidnapping. Story was held in jail in lieu of $425,000 bond.

Police arrested Story Thursday morning at his home at 1636 Dr. D.B. Todd Blvd. after a 45-year-old Madison woman reported that he had raped her there Wednesday afternoon after she showed up to interview for a receptionist job in response to the Internet posting.

The woman told police she had reached into her purse for her resume when Story overpowered her, refused to let her leave and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. She eventually escaped and made it to Skyline Medical Center.

According to police, Story admitted posting the ad to lure a woman to his home.

Detectives urge any other women who may have had contact with Story, particularly if it was initiated through an Internet ad, to call the police department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 615-862-7540.

5 Comments on this post:

By: Jughead on 12/28/12 at 7:55

Justice demands immediate execution. Be done with it.

By: PKVol on 12/28/12 at 9:54

I know it is redundant, but this is a stupid criminal. Post an ad inviting interviews and then have them come to your own house. Good thing stupidity isn't a crime or this guy would get a life sentance.

By: dargent7 on 12/28/12 at 10:26

You said it.
Aside from the rape itself, in your home?
At 38 his life is ruined.
Congradulations.

By: budlight on 12/28/12 at 3:53

d7, his life was ruined before this crime or he would not have been messed up enough to try to get away with it.

AND to women out there: DO NOT go to a home alone on a job interview. Not smart.

By: sonny1024 on 12/29/12 at 12:39

I guess its to late to tell the guy about hookers own craigslist.