SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) -- They look like Mr. Right, but could really be a fresh type of intimate predator, prowling internet dating web sites and apps, Ohio police force officials stated Tuesday.
вЂњSex offenders are getting on these websites to attract victims,вЂќ said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan-Walsh. вЂњWe have experienced several cases of females who've been intimately assaulted as a consequence of conference someone for a dating web web web web site.вЂќ
Both regional and law that is national officials say theyвЂ™ve seen an increasing number of the so-called incidents, however itвЂ™s impractical to understand the precise figures because several times the victims feel ashamed in the future ahead.
вЂњIt is a problem that is growingвЂќ said Bevan-Walsh. вЂњWe have actually an incident at this time that individuals are prosecuting where in actuality the people met on Twitter.вЂќ
An Akron area guy known as William Queen, 49, ended up being indicted on rape and assault that is felonious.
Matthew Fountaine, 43, had been convicted on a few costs including gross imposition that is sexual obstructing justice after assaulting a 30-year-old girl he came across regarding the dating app lots of Fish.
вЂњThey texted backwards and forwards for a few months after which they consented to fulfill, while the target decided to carry on a hike with him,вЂќ said Bevan-Walsh.
The final thing she remembered ended up being Fountaine providing her a container of water. She woke up the following day on a settee inside of a unknown home. A rape kit finished at Cleveland Clinic waplog Akron General confirmed the attack.
вЂњItвЂ™s maybe maybe perhaps not just a target's fault when that occurs but, unfortuitously, many victims do return back and blame themselves,вЂќ said Bevan-Walsh. вЂњBut the truth is it is the offender's fault.вЂќ