Can sex offenders be on dating sites
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.
Imagine a little boy playing Xbox Live with a registered sex offender, a girl striking up a Facebook friendship with a child molester, a member going on a date with a convicted rapist.
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.
Join me in telling the company to start screening for sexual predators on all of their dating platforms.
A new investigation finds many free dating apps don’t screen whether users are registered sex offenders.
We expect that when we put ourselves on these apps in hopes of finding connection, companies have done the bare minimum to keep us safe. Match Group is allowing anyone their apps – and it’s dangerous and reckless.