A homeless sex offender, Peter Chapman, posed as a handsome teenager on Facebook to lure a 17-year-old girl to a secluded location where she was kidnapped, gagged, raped and murdered. Peter Chapman was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years, police urged parents and internet companies to see the case as “a wake-up call” to the “scheming, devious tricks of predatory pedophiles” online. Chapman, 33, a convicted rapist linked to numerous sex attacks, was on the sex offenders register but had not been seen by police for 13 months before the killing.
'THE NATIONAL' DUBAI UAE: The dangerous side of online dating, Private Eye Bill Warner offers to “sort out the winners from the losers”.
Gretchen Peters, Foreign News Correspondent, THE NATIONAL DUBAI UAE. STORY POSTED JUNE 9, 2009 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.
Bill Warner, a Florida private investigator who offers on his website to “sort out the winners from the losers” for a flat fee says running background checks on potential internet dates now constitutes more than 50 per cent of his business. “Usually the problem is that the man is married or he turns out to be one of these crazy stalker people that follows a woman for months,” he said in a telephone interview. In many cases, Bill Warner said he would discover that men had joined a site using a false name, a prepaid, throwaway cell phone and a phony e-mail address from free services such as Yahoo or Hotmail. “There are a lot of people out there who get jazzed up by disguising themselves,” Bill Warner said, adding that nearly 100 per cent of his cases involved women being victimized by men. Industry experts say the website True.com is unique in the field for warning on its home page that criminals and married men who come hunting “will be sorry if they do”. The site recently sued a convicted sex offender in California who tried to register himself as an eligible bachelor. “It’s shameful because it lulls women into a false sense of security,” said Mr Warner. “You get young naive women or the over-50 year olds who are recently divorced, they are often excited about meeting a new man and they make easy prey.”
Friday, April 15, 2011 Match.com Sued by California Woman Raped by Sexual Predator Alan Wurtzel She Met on Dating Site, Call a Private Investigator and Check Them Out First. A California woman has sued http://www.match.com/, saying she was raped by a sexual predator she met on the popular dating website http://www.match.com/. The woman says the alleged attacker previously faced sex crime charges, and the website could have prevented the assault with proper screening of members, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. 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.
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