The advertisement described a cottage near the ocean. After talking to Katir about the rent, police say he started kissing the victim. He did touch her, her breast and her buttocks.
The victim told police Katir made her touch his genitals. She was able to get out of the situation by making a promise she didn't intend to keep.
Residents say it's a desirable neighborhood. Police say it's a low crime area but they don't believe the sexual assault is an isolated incident. Craigslist representatives said the majority of its users are trustworthy and well-intentioned, but the site still offers safety tips.
Tell somebody where you're going. Take your cell phone, consider bringing someone along, and trust your instincts.
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They believe the year-old may not have been the only victim. Some neighbors tell us off-camera that they are not surprised by Katir's arrest.
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