Sexual assault suspect Sean Banks arrested, accused of violating terms after posting bail

Banks allegedly assaulted women he met online

EL CAJON, Calif. - A man accused of sexually assaulting women he met through social dating websites was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly violating terms after he posted bail.

On Friday morning, 10News was the only TV news station in an El Cajon courtroom for an order to show cause. This time, authorities said Sean Banks violated the terms a judge set for him after Banks posted bail -- which was set at $1 million -- on June 1.

Banks was not in court, but 10News was at his preliminary hearing when he was accused of sexually assaulting two women he met on ChristianMingle.com and Match.com.

In court documents obtained by 10News, Banks is accused of using different names, which may have made it more difficult for authorities to track him down.

The most recent documents revealed San Diego County's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team (SAFE) did a compliance check in Carlsbad Thursday and found a MacBook Pro in his room. The computer was taken to a computer forensics lab, and Banks was arrested based on the findings, documents say.

In the documents, Deputy District Attorney David Williams said, "The people are gravely concerned that the defendant continues to troll the Internet and engage in similar conduct that resulted in the rape of multiple victims the defendant met via Internet dating sites."

The judge set a new court date for Banks next week, at which point the prosecution will present evidence as to why they think his bail should be set even higher.



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