Bend Police are looking for your help as they investigate a reported date rape. A downtown Bend resident and part time instructor at Central Oregon Community College has been arrested on several charges after he took a 23-year old Bend woman to a Franklin Crossing Apartment and forced her to have sex with him.
“What happened is, that she met this gentlemen over the Internet on an Internet dating site. She corresponded with him for a week or two. They meet at a local establishment for a week or two. They decided to meet, they met at a local establishment this past Friday.” Bend Police Sergeant Greg Owen says the two then decided to go back to the man's apartment where the acts occurred. Allegations are that he also menaced, assaulted, and strangled her. The victim came forward Saturday morning and police arrested Thomas Harry Bray, 37. Investigators want anyone else who may have information about bray to come forward and share that with them. Police says it's another example of why you should be very careful with computer dating sites.