Online dating assault
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Investigators say a Chino man sexually assaulted and stole from at least five women he met through an online dating website, and there could be more victims.
This news will be welcomed by the approximately 40 million Americans who use online dating sites, but every user should be aware and stay informed in order to best protect themselves from online predators.
Harris, issued a joint statement with executives from the three major dating sites (e Harmony, Match.com, and Spark Networks) outlining guidelines the companies have promised to follow to help protect the safety of online users of their sites.
A California man was arrested this week after being accused of raping a woman he met through an online Christian dating website.
Both women said they willingly met up with him, but that the dates turned violent.
One victim claimed Persey forced her to have sex and choked her until she was “seeing stars,” according to an affidavit.
The other told police he also strangled her until she became unconscious at his home, and held her at knifepoint so she would not leave.
An Alaska teen was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 10 victims, some of whom he met on a dating app, officials said.
Jim Persey, 19, was slapped with 24 felony charges including 13 counts of sexual assault in the first degree, according to the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.