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Police: Orem man told rape victim that "no" means "yes"

Published October 8, 2012 5:33 pm

Courts • Native of Romania charged with three felonies.
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A 33-year-old Orem man who allegedly decided "no" actually means "yes" has been charged in Utah County with rape.

Police allege Claudiu Marius Bora, who was born in Romania, met his victim on LDSSingles.com and the two decided to meet July 6 at the Provo Temple to go hiking in Rock Canyon.

During the hike, police said Bora tried to kiss the victim, but she rebuffed his advances, according to documents filed in 4th District Court.

When they returned to the parking lot, the victim tried to put her purse in the back seat of her SUV when Bora shoved her into the back seat of the car.

He then sexually assaulted the woman, police said.

During the assault, police said the woman tried to fight off Bora and said "No." Bora allegedly kept telling the woman, "Didn't you know that 'no' means yes."

Police said the woman's skirt was torn during the assault and she suffered lacerations to her genitals.

Bora has been charged with rape and object rape, both first-degree felonies, and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.

Jail records show Bora has since posted bond and been released.

He is scheduled for an initial court appearance on Nov. 1.


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