A man is accused of violently assaulting a woman he was in an online relationship with because he didn't think she matched her profile description.
Cornelius Jefferson, 33, moved to Eastern Kentucky from Georgia to be with a woman he met online but things quickly turned violent. (Authorities have not released the identity of the woman.) According to police, an argument broke out between them when Jefferson reportedly became furious that she wasn't like she was "on the Internet." Via the Lexington Herald-Leader:
Deputy Gilbert Acciardo Jr., spokesman for [Laurel County Sheriff John] Root's office, said the documentation for the assault charge did not say how the woman supposedly differed from what Jefferson thought she should be. It also didn't say when Jefferson arrived from Georgia.
According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Facebook page, Jefferson "allegedly choked her with both hands around the neck and threw food on her and left the scene on foot with two suitcases." Police arrested Jefferson after finding him walking on a local road and charged him with fourth-degree assault.
Jefferson is currently being held at the the Laurel County detention center.
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