A Wauwatosa man is charged with raping a woman he met online after the state crime lab matched DNA collected during a medical exam of the woman to his DNA.

Tamencea A. Reed, 42, is charged with second- and third-degree sexual assault after a woman told Elkhorn police he pushed her onto a bed and raped her, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in Walworth County Court.

The woman, who met Reed on the website PlentyOfFish, told police Reed came over Sept. 29 and that they were watching a movie, the complaint states. Previously, the two had been texting back and forth and she did not know his last name.

The woman told police she had told Reed, “no no no,” during the assault, according to the complaint.

The woman appeared shaken and said she was still in shock over what happened, according to the complaint. She said Reed arrived at the apartment at about 11:30 p.m. She spoke with police at 2:45 a.m. Sept. 30.

She agreed to go to the hospital for medical tests, where a sexual assault nurse examiner found evidence consistent with the woman’s story, according to the complaint.

Using DNA collected from the examination, the state Crime Laboratory cross-referenced the sample with the state Department of Justice’s known DNA profiles, according to the complaint. A Nov. 17 report said the DNA was Reed’s.

In addition to the rape, Reed is also charged with misdemeanor theft. The woman noticed her laptop and Kindle were missing after Reed had left, the complaint states.

An arrest warrant for Reed, who also is known as Mencea Reed, was issued Friday, according to online court records.

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