Middle Tennessee residents are being made aware of a dangerous new scam that targets women searching for jobs on CraigsList. A Nashville man allegedly lured a Madison woman to his address after posting a “Help Wanted” ad on the website.
Metro Sex Crimes detectives early Thursday charged a 38-year-old man with raping a woman who answered his fraudulent Craigslist ad for secretarial help. Police in Nashville are concerned there could be other victims.
Timothy E. Story was taken into custody at his 1636 Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard home after a 45-year-old Madison woman reported that Story raped her there after she arrived at 4 p.m. Wednesday to interview for a receptionist position in response to the Internet ad. The victim said that as she reached to her purse for her resume, Story overpowered her, refused to let her leave and repeatedly sexually assaulted her. She ultimately got away and went to Skyline Medical Center, from where police were called.
In an interview with Detective Michelle Hammond, Story admitted that he fraudulently placed the Internet ad for the purpose of luring a woman to his residence.
Story is presently jailed in lieu of $425,000 bond on three counts of rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of aggravated kidnapping, all in regard to the 45-year-old victim. Any other women in this area who may have had contact with Story, particularly which initiated through an Internet ad, are urged to contact the police department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540