A student who was visiting the University of California, Santa Cruz for a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender conference in February claimed that she had been raped in broad daylight on the school’s campus.
Turns out, though, Morgan Triplett’s story was a hoax. According to police, the bizarre truth is that she successfully used Craigslist to locate a stranger who agreed to beat her up in exchange for sex.
Triplett, 20, a student at University of California-Santa Barbara, allegedly posted two abuser-wanted ads in the Santa Cruz County region of Craigslist. In both, she promised she wouldn’t file charges.
The one seeking somebody to shoot her in the shoulder in exchange for sex didn’t pan out. However, Triplett did find someone willing to “punch, kick and bruise her in exchange for sex,” reports the Register-Pajaronian.
Triplett met her unnamed mangler somewhere on or near the UC Santa Cruz campus, reports local NBC affiliate KSBW.