Man posing as photographer on Craigslist charged
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly posed as a photographer on a popular website and sexually assaulted women.
Thirty-year-old Anthony Molina-Iglesias was granted no bond on Tuesday after, according to police, he posed as a photographer on Craigslist. "At this time, I am not granting any bond whatsoever," said a judge.
On June 28, police said Molina-Iglesias met up with two young women from Orlando who he had met on Craigslist. The women, believing he was taking them on a modeling shoot, allowed him to drive their car to a wooded area in Northwest Miami-Dade.
While one of the women waited in the car to change her clothes, he led the other woman into the woods to "take pictures." Police said Molina-Iglesias then choked the victim, tied her up and raped her.
He then approached the second victim and took her into the woods. According to the police report, "He instructed victim two to pose by crossing her arms over her chest. The defendant then placed his hands around her neck and started to choke her until she fell to the ground." Police said Iglesias then left in the victims' car.
It is not the first time Molina-Iglesias has been accused of similar acts. According to a police report, on Feb. 1, "a victim ... disclosed she met the defendant through a friend. Introduced himself as a photographer and offered to take free modeling photographs of her."
Molina-Iglesias took the victim to another wooded area and raped her.
Several incidents have occurred from on-line ads on Craigslist. Last year, a Hollywood man said a man who answered his Craigslist ad took off with his car, a Margate man trying to sell his dirt bike was robbed and a U.S. Marine who sold a gold necklace was robbed and shot.
Craigslist has posted a list of precautions on their site.
According to a relative, Molina-Iglesias has never owned a camera.
Police said there are three victims, but only two were sexually assaulted. Iglesias is facing a list of charges, including sexual battery, armed sexual battery, kidnapping and carjacking.
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