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Man charged with assault when online romance sours
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LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with assaulting a woman in eastern Kentucky has told police he thought she didn't match the description she had given on the Internet.

Laurel County Sheriff's spokesman Gilbert Acciardo Jr. says 33-year-old Cornelius Jefferson of Monroe, Georgia moved to Laurel County to be with the woman, whom he had met online.

Acciardo says the documentation for the assault charge didn't say how the woman described herself online or what Jefferson thought she should be.

Acciardo says Jefferson choked the woman, threw food on her and then left with his suitcases. The woman's identity was not released.

A deputy arrested Jefferson about seven miles north of London at about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Jail records did not list an attorney for Jefferson.