Sex offenders on online dating sites

30 Apr

Eighty-five percent of victims were women, and 42 percent of female victims were between the ages of 20 and 29.

Although the report is quick to note that online dating platforms "offer relatively safe and positive opportunities for individuals to meet prospective partners," it nevertheless also highlights the difficulty of preventing sexual assaults that originate in the deceptive spaces of online dating platforms, where strangers are not framed as strangers who could easily be lying to you but as potential soul mates.

The National Sex Offender Public Website—coordinated by the Department of Justice—enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and numerous Indian tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.

To run a search: Enter the site, select the “I agree” button under Conditions of Use, fill out the Search form, and select “Search.”You can also search registry websites maintained by individual jurisdictions by following the links below.

We encourage you to use our site to help educate your family on possible dangers in areas they visit.

Also, please sign up for our free notifications to keep update with offenders that move in/out of your area.

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A Crime Watch Daily undercover investigation has found that many women are playing a dangerous game of "romantic Russian Roulette" on Internet dating sites and apps like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Zoosk, OKCupid and POF.

Tinder users can swipe their way through more than 1.6 billion profiles every day.