A Georgia man who recently moved to eastern Kentucky to be with a woman he met online has been accused of assaulting her because she wasn’t “like she was on the Internet.”
According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, Cornelius Jefferson, 33, of Monroe, Ga. was taken into custody after officers received a domestic disturbance call, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Jefferson choked the woman, threw food on her and then left with his suitcases, the police report states.
Officers arrested Jefferson walking on the side of the road later, and took him into custody, charging him with fourth-degree assault.
According to police, the couple allegedly got into an argument because he “didn’t think she was like she was on the Internet.”
Deputy Gilbert Acciardo Jr., spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said Jefferson was not specific about how the woman differed from her online persona.
Acciardo added that case offers a lesson about dealing with anonymous people on the Internet.
“There’s a warning there to be careful,” he said.