Rape victims of online dating
The number of rape allegations linked to online dating websites has increased sixfold in five years, according to Britain’s leading crime-fighting body.National Crime Agency (NCA) figures show 184 people made allegations they were raped by someone they met online in 2014 – up from 33 in 2009.They're sweet, they're cute, they're telling you all the right things, how pretty you are, how nice you are, how much they like you.You go on a second date, your guard comes down, you really like them, you get in their car despite the fact you decided that's not what you're gonna do.“This individual traveled around a lot,” Nicholass told KSWB-TV.“And we are concerned that there are people obviously outside of La Mesa or potentially outside of San Diego County that could be a victim.” On its website, Christian Mingle is described as “an online community created specifically for Christian singles looking to meet other Christians, to make new friends or to find a life-long partner that shares similar values, traditions and beliefs.” “Christian Mingle's mission is to serve as the premier online community for singles looking to date, make meaningful connections and marry within the Christian faith.
"If you think you can see one from a distance or even up front, you can't - that's the issue." More than nine million Britons have signed up to dating websites and the NCA is advising users to be more careful.
Some 85% of stranger rape victims are women of which 42% were aged between 20 and 29 and 24% between 40 and 49.
George Kidd, chief executive of the Online Dating Association, which is supporting the campaign, said: "Sexual assault or abuse is never acceptable. "The NCA is right to look at what happens online and the ODA are already working with them in getting the right messages out to people." The news comes after an investigation revealed alleged crimes involving dating apps Tinder and Grindr increased sevenfold between 20.
rape, oral copulation, criminal threats, vandalism, and dissuading a witness.
Rodriguez committed his series of crimes over a two month period against a woman he was dating.
Detectives have spent the past several months looking for the perpetrator, who allegedly called himself “Rylan Butterwood” and “Rylan Harbough” on the site, false names that gave police fits in trying to find the true culprit.