Farmington Man Accused of Rape during Fake Photo Shoot
MANKATO, MINN - A Farmington man is accused of using a photo shoot to lure a woman to a Mankato hotel and rape her
32–year–old Bob Masaki is facing two charges of felony sexual conduct by force or coercion.
According to the criminal complaint, in early November the victim's boyfriend reported that she was assaulted under the guise of a photo shoot which Masaki was directing.
Masaki reportedly connected with the victim through Facebook under an alias, and eventually persuaded her to agree to the shoot.
The criminal complaint says Masaki began inappropriately touching the woman to which she protested.
Masaki continued the "photo shoot" before allegedly pinning the victim on the hotel bed and raping her.
According to police, she was able to flee the scene after a noise from her diabetic pump startled Masaki.
Masaki has previously pleaded guilty of 4th degree sexual misconduct with a minor in a similar situation in Olmsted County.
His next court date is July 26.
----KEYC News 12