Can sex offenders be on dating sites
I was in shock – I would never have thought that a predator would be allowed on a dating site.
But I soon learned that while Match Group has agreed to remove sex offenders from sites like Match.com, they don’t screen for them on any free dating site that they own – including Tinder, Hinge, Ok Cupid, Plenty of Fish, and more.
What's more, the breadth of these restrictions, and the inexactness of who is targeted, raise an issue unlikely to garner much sympathy: fairness to sex offenders. Schneiderman announced that through an initiative dubbed "Operation: Game Over," several major gaming companies had removed the profiles of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders in the state.
The day before, a Louisiana bill forbidding registered sex offenders from using social networking sites was approved by a state House committee.
Dunphy said she felt comfortable and went to Papamechail’s house, where she said he raped her.
“Right after it happened, I told a few of my very close friends. She filed a police report and Papamechail was held for two years in county jail. By 2017, Papamechail was back on Plenty of Fish, where he matched with a woman who also told police he raped her.
The man who raped me had been held for over two and a half years in county jail.(A similar bill was signed into law in Illinois in 2009 and put on hold in California in 2011.) Late last month, Match.com, e Harmony and the Spark Networks signed a "joint statement of business principles" to attempt to screen out registered sex offenders.First, to the legal concerns: The ACLU filed a lawsuit in response to an earlier version of the Louisiana law, which seemed to apply not only to social networking sites but to , claiming that it was "overbroad" and would infringe upon "free speech rights under the First Amendment." It was already signed into law but was struck down in February on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.Janine Dunphy said a free dating website connected her with the man she says raped her.“I wouldn’t have ever thought that somebody like him would be on a dating website,” she said.
Dunphy said she met Mark Papamechail in 2014 on Plenty of Fish, before it was owned by Match Group.