SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — San Marcos police believe a man who is accused of falsifying his name and drugging a woman he met through an online dating site has other victims.
One victim stepped forward in October telling police she had been drugged by a man she met on the dating website Plenty of Fish. After chatting online the women met with a man who said his name was Dylan Ericsson on Oct. 26 at her apartment. Ericsson told the woman he was a San Antonio firefighter.
The victim told police she believes Ericsson put an unidentified substance into her wine before they had a sexual encounter. According to the press release, the victim had an adverse reaction to the substance and was hospitalized.
After she reported the incident to police, they arrested the 38-year-old whose real name is John Wesley Mcree. He was charged with theft, fraud, and identity theft across several counties. From Bastrop to Travis county, Mcree also used the name Richard Dustin Jessop to commit numerous offenses.
Mcree is currently in custody at the Hays County Jail.
Instances like this are growing in Hays County according to the Hays County Caldwell Women’s Center.
“Online creates that false sense of safety sometimes and it lowers ones inhibition,” Melissa Rodriguez with the center explains.
Rodriguez says the calls her center gets for sexual assaults has gone up 58 percent from last year. The majority of those calls she claims are related to online dating. Rodriguez says most predators commit offenses more than once.
San Marcos police believe there are other victims out there and they ask anyone who has been in contact with Mcree to contact police at (512) 753-2312 or email email@example.com.