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Woman describes abuse by multi-state accused serial rapist

"Samantha" says threatened but not hurt
Posted at 8:37 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 22:37:38-05
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - He is a man accused of sexual assaults in Arizona and three other states.  
Police say Nathan Loebe even tried to impersonate former child star Brian Bonsall in an effort to attract women.
The trail of complaints against Loebe goes back twelve years.  Now KGUN 9 News has talked with a woman who may be his first recorded victim.
"Right away as soon as I started texting with him and we had hung out the first time, he became really possessive, starting calling him his girlfriend..."
Samantha asked us not to show her face or use her real name.  She says she met Nathan Loebe 12 years ago when her car overheated and she stopped by the side of the road.
"He was chasing a white puppy down the road.  So I opened the door to be nice and I called the puppy over there and he said, ‘Oh, is that your dog’? I said, ‘no I was trying to be nice to you’"
She says they talked, exchanged phone numbers and met a few times with other people around.
Samantha says he never told her he'd been a star like Brian Bonsall but he did try to be someone he wasn't.
“He did make this persona that he went to the U of A and was this basketball transfer student which all turned out to be inaccurate."
Samantha says he left basketball shorts in her car as a pretense. They were alone when he came for them and he got physical---fast.
"He was a little gropey, a little too touchy, came on a little too strong.  I was uncomfortable.  I hung out for awhile and I made an excuse and I left right away.”
Then the threatening calls started, some from him, some from other women.  She got a restraining order to keep him away.
In Pima County alone we found 8 restraining orders with Loebe's name on them.  In four of the cases he claimed women were harassing him.
Some led to time in jail for domestic violence.  One woman said he hit her in the face and neck, and broke her cell phone.
In a court report from ten years ago.  Loebe admits he has: "problems with rejection", and "does not know how to let go."
He asked for probation so he could get counseling.  "Jail won't help me, he said.  “I want help."
One judge sentenced him to 52 sessions of anger management. New charges still racked up.
Now Samantha looks at sexual assault cases against Loebe in four states and wishes something had stopped him long ago.
“Reading the stories on the internet I definitely felt lucky.  I'm very glad I walked away from that one without any issues."