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Calif. man accused of raping woman he met on Christian dating site

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California police are investigating whether a Navy veteran charged with raping a woman he met on a Christian dating site may have used different aliases to arrange other meetings as he traveled across the country, ABC News reported Monday.

Sean Patrick Banks, 37, of Del Mar, near San Diego, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and was released on $500,000 bond. He is accused of the November sexual assault of a La Mesa resident he met on ChristianMingle.com. He also pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary.

University of St. Thomas selects first woman president

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Dr. Julie Sullivan, executive vice president and provost of the University of San Diego, will become the first woman and the first lay person to serve as president of the University of St. Thomas in its 128-year history, the university announced yesterday.

The St. Thomas Board of Trustees unanimously elected Sullivan, 55, to succeed Father Dennis Dease, who will retire June 30 after 22 years as 14th president of Minnesota’s largest private college or university.

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