An Alabama man who met a woman on MySpace was arrested early Saturday on allegations that he raped her in a downtown hotel room, police said.
Zontevias Lewis, 20, of Phenix City, Ala., was charged with rape, forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration, police said.
According to a police report, a woman, 18, told police that she talked with Lewis through MySpace for the past month and agreed to “ride around” with him on Friday.
He picked her up at her home and took her to a hotel room at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, where he sexually assaulted her, the woman told police. She texted her brothers, who came to the hotel, and hotel security called police.
An officer saw Lewis leaving in a vehicle and followed him until he crashed around 1 a.m. on Park Avenue, where he was arrested, police said. No one was injured in the crash.
Police said Lewis is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He remained held without bond on Tuesday morning in the Norfolk jail, a spokeswoman said.