Her attorney, Mark L. Webb, described his client as an entertainment exec and Ivy League grad. She was identified in court documents only as Jane Doe. He is asking for a temporary injunction prohibiting Match.com from signing on more members until the site promises to screen its clients for sexual predators.
The woman was allegedly raped in her home by Alan Paul Wurtzel, 66, his photo above, after the two went on their second date at a café in West Hollywood last year. She said after the date he followed her home and forced himself on her. Alan Paul Wurtzel had been the subject of several criminal investigations alleging sexual assault, beginning in 2001 and continuing to 2004....THIS WAS PUBLIC RECORD !
The man's attorney, Sharron Morris, described the incident as "a consenting sexual encounter." Wurtzel was previously charged with two felony sexual assault counts in Los Angeles last year. He pleaded not guilty, and the case's next court date is April 26.
Robert Platt, an attorney for Match.com said the company is not responsible and shouldn't be expected to screen all its users. "Then you'd have to ask for people's social security numbers, which they don't want to do. And of course you'd have to pass on the cost to the consumer of doing this," he said, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
This is not true, all you need is the correct name and the correct date of birth to run a criminal background check, you do not need a social security number, in most cases the social security number is not listed on jail records or sexual offender/predator databases.
News Release, Wednesday, December 22, 2004 "Detectives Seek Public Assistance in Locating Sexual Assault Victims" of Alan Paul Wurtzel.
Los Angeles: On December 7, 2004, Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations-West Bureau Sexual Assault Detail arrested Alan Paul Wurtzel a resident of Pacific Palisades. Wurtzel had been the subject of several criminal investigations alleging sexual assault, beginning in 2001 and continuing to 2004.
Alan Wurtzel was alleged to have committed his crimes at his Coperto Drive residence. He reportedly lured lone-female victims to the location by advertising a room in the house in return for a low monthly rent and light housekeeping work. Wurtzel originally placed his ads in The Weekly Reader before moving the offer to the Internet Craigslist. Wurtzel is alleged to have assaulted the victims sexually when they appeared at his residence to view the room. Wurtzel was arrested for Section 288a of the Penal Code, unlawful oral copulation. He posted bail and was released on the same day.
Thursday, March 05, 2009...Alan Wurtzel, 63, pleaded no contest to six counts of sexual battery and was sentenced to six years probation, mandatory sex offender registration, and one year in jail. L.A. Superior Court Judge James Otto also ordered Wurtzel to pay a $32,000 fine, make a $10,000 contribution to the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and undergo 104 sessions of psychological treatment. The charges against Wurtzel stem from reports of several sexual batteries dating to 2000. In each of the incidents, Wurtzel placed “room for rent” ads in print and electronic media seeking a female roommate for beachfront property.
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THE NATIONAL Gretchen Peters, Foreign Correspondent. PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA // With as many as 40 million single Americans using online dating services or web-networking sites such as MySpace to look for love, it would seem that there has never been an easier time to find a soulmate online.
But experts, law enforcement officials and private investigators warn that the world of internet romance is fraught with peril, ranging from liars to sexual predators and even murderers, who hide their motives behind seemingly innocuous virtual identities.
The numbers are worrisome – and horror stories abound. In February, MySpace was forced to cancel 90,000 accounts on its site that authorities revealed were linked to registered sex offenders. It was a fraction of the 130 million users of the site, but a significant percentage of the more than one million registered sex offenders in the United States.
In April a Boston medical student, Philip Markoff, dubbed the “Craigslist killer” by the media, was arrested and changed with murdering a masseuse who advertised on the popular website’s erotic services section. Two months later Craigslist was hit with another scandal when it emerged that a North Carolina man used the site to hire a man to rape his wife while the husband watched, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..
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