Police arrested a Lakewood man Monday night accused of raping a 22-year-old Olympia woman he met on Facebook, according to the Olympia Police Department.
The 20-year-old man is being held without bail in the Thurston County Jail.
According to police, the woman told officers she had met the man on Facebook, and became friends with him over the course of several weeks. She agreed to meet him at an Olympia shopping center in the 3400 block of Pacific Avenue on Monday night.
She said that she and the suspect sat and talked in his car. The suspect then drove behind the shopping center and parked in a dark corner. He began groping and kissing the woman against her wishes.
The woman told police that she asked the suspect to stop, but he pulled a gun out of the glove box. He held the gun against her head and ordered her to perform sexual acts. He then hit her on the mouth and back, causing minor injuries.
The woman was able to take the gun from the man, jump out of the car and throw the gun into the woods. The suspect drove away.
An Olympia Police Department search dog located the gun in the woods. The woman identified the man on Facebook using a police computer.
Police found the man at his Lakewood home and arrested him for first-degree rape late Monday night.