Kobulnicky, previously identified as a member of the La Mesa Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was arrested near his home in Lemon Grove on March 15th for the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 56-year-old woman who was walking home near Linda Vista Road on Fiesta Island on February 25th. But Kobulnicky pleaded not guilty, insisting it was a consensual encounter, and the case against him soon began to unravel after two acquaintances of the alleged victim came forward and reported conversations in which the woman said she was lying about the attack. The woman allegedly told the pair that she lied about being attacked by Kobulnicky in hopes of getting money and notoriety.
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In response, Kobulnicky said "I feel great, you guys. It's so great when you tell everybody from the beginning that you're innocent, that you haven't done any crimes, and you're hoping your best friends and your family will believe you, and there's definitely people who stuck by my side. Over the past week, so much great evidence came out supporting that I didn't commit any crimes."
"It's been hell," Kobulnicky added. "It's been devastating to me, my fiancee — I was supposed to get married in a week. I've lost my job. I got fired from the San Diego Community College District. So I'm working to get my job back. I'm shaken up completely. I just wanted to clear my name." The fact that he admitted to having consensual sex may have dampened his fiancee's enthusiasm for the marriage.