Man accused of raping woman he met over social media websites

Man accused of raping woman he met over social media websites

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announce the arrest of a man accused of raping a woman last Sunday.

25-year-old Matthew Melancon is accused of raping a woman he had been talking to on social media for about four to five months.

The suspect and the victim met at her apartment on June 28. It was there that Melancon allegedly drugged and raped the victim.

The victim told Melancon that she was not looking for a sexual relationship. The suspect maintains, when questioned by authorities, that he had consensual sex with the victim.

A rape kit was performed on the victim, those results are pending.

Melancon was released on a $40,000 bond.

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