Crimes related to online dating dating after a divorce with a child
But that is precisely the process these predators are relying on. "You've heard of horror stories of course." "Oh yeah," said Vera. "I told him I was nervous." But not nervous enough.In many ways I am torn because I recognize it would be really confronting to walk into a room full of cameras, but I also feel passionate about demonstrating their decisions could be deadly." As Powers and Vera come through the door, she is obviously surprised to see our cameras, but soon understands our intentions are well-meaning and seems OK about talking to us. You've known Chris for only a few hours and you're prepared to come up to a room with what could have been anyone in this room, right? Powers has a second Tinder date lined up now with "Hazel" [not her real name], who is even more reckless than Vera. "I was who I said I was, that it's going to be a safe situation." So Hazel comes right to the room. " "Probably not, if this was the outcome," said Hazel. If not, don't" "Is there something Chris said to you to convince you to come along? Just didn't seem like he meant a lot of harm," said Hazel.Way too trusting for their own safety, according to online dating crime statistics that show Internet predators are committing more than 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes each year across America.And here's one more disturbing statistic: a staggering 10 percent of all known sex offenders use online dating services as their private hunting ground.
Of the hundred young women Powers has just met on Tinder, several have given him their addresses and invited him to come over and take them out on a date, and two have actually agreed to come right to his hotel. "And if they do question it for a second, it takes very little to get them to change their mind, and think, 'Oh, I was so silly to think anything bad could happen.'" Powers has gone down to the lobby to meet the first girl of the evening, who's come here to meet him.A case in point in Gainesville, Florida, where our affiliate station WJXT Jacksonville reports that 27-year-old Gerard Roberts was charged with raping a young woman on a blind date after police had already received stalking complaints about him from women on the mega-popular dating app Tinder.And there are a lot of other creepy guys out there in the world of "cyberdating." In Denver, Colorado, our affiliate station KDVR reports 29-year-old Darren Auger is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman he'd met on Tinder."Yesterday we got matched, started texting today, but the whole plan all along was, hey, come up to the room, we'll have a couple of drinks, then go out," said Powers. Like Vera, Hazel is shocked to find cameras waiting for her, but is fine speaking with us. " "I mean, I've done it before, not with a complete stranger, someone I've seen over Facetime, so it wasn't that big a deal," said Hazel. "Do you have a message for other girls who'd be considering doing this kind of thing? "He said he was moving here so I would never meet up with someone who was from out of town.Doran: "What you've done is walk into a room with a complete stranger that you've never seen. Just staying for a couple of nights." Even Powers couldn't believe he'd talked Hazel into coming straight to his room.