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Group Sex Ad on Craigslist Too Good to be True, Man Arrested

West Hartford Police Department

Richard Zeh (West Hartford Police Department)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS/AP) Richard Zeh of Newington was arrested Monday after responding to a bogus Craigslist ad soliciting group sex, West Hartford police say. Zeh, 29, allegedly  groped an 18-year-old woman at her house. What's stranger is that the woman did not live at the address listed in the Craigslist ad.

Police say that Zeh arrived at the young woman's house, and she repeatedly insisted that he had the wrong address and asked the him to leave immediately.

Lt. Stephen Estes, of the West Hartford Police Department, said, "She was like, 'You got the wrong place. This is not where the Craigslist ad applies.'"

"Well now," said Lt. Estes, "he thinks she is playing hard to get, so this sort of ups his tempo. So he said, 'Well this ad said this was the address.' And she said, 'No, you got the wrong place. Get out of my house.'"

Zeh finally retreated, say cops, but was not going to let a mistaken address deter him from his group sex quest. He then allegedly headed to the "correct" address located in the south end of West Hartford, according to WFSB. When Zeh arrived on their doorstep, the family at this home was not at all shocked to see him...but not for the reason Zeh had probably been hoping.

The West Hartford family - this is house #2, remember - said that someone posted an ad on Craigslist claiming that a soccer mom at the family's address wanted to have sex with as many men as possible. Within two hours of the ad going up on Craigslist, the family had already turned away twelve other men, says WFSB. So, they didn't want Zeh, either.

After being turned away a second time, did Zeh give up? Police say he returned to the first address, and sexually assaulted the 18-year-old female there.

Richard Zeh is being held on $250,000 bail and was charged with misdemeanor sexual assault, burglary and other crimes. 

Police are still trying to find the person who posted the Craigslist ad.

  • Caroline Black

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