The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble

An accomplished physicist falls in love online—and winds up in a Buenos Aires jail, accused of drug trafficking. Was he set up by the woman he fell for?

“In November 2011, Paul Frampton, a theoretical particle physicist, met Denise Milani, a Czech bikini model, on the online dating site She was gorgeous — dark-haired and dark-eyed, with a supposedly natural DDD breast size. In some photos, she looked tauntingly steamy; in others, she offered a warm smile. Soon, Frampton and Milani were chatting online nearly every day. Frampton would return home from campus — he’d been a professor in the physics and astronomy department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 30 years — and his computer would buzz. ‘Are you there, honey?’ They’d chat on Yahoo Messenger for a while, and then he’d go into the other room to take care of something. A half-hour later, there was the familiar buzz. It was always Milani. ‘What are you doing now?'”

Published: Mar 8, 2013
Length: 23 minutes (5,763 words)
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