CMPD Announces Wave of Sexual Assault Cases From Dating Apps

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There’s been a significant increase in sexual assault cases tied to online dating apps, including; Tinder, Plenty of Fish, OK Cupid, and others, according to CMPD investigators.

According to the recently released statistics, there have already been 20 reported sexual assaults in 2018 with victims meeting attackers on one of the popular social dating sites. Last year, that number was just 15 for the entire year.

Officials sent out the following tweets earlier today warning the public about the growing trend;

Investigators are now urging Charlotte residents to do research before going out and to let a friend know in advance who you’re meeting and where you’re going.

They also recommend meeting in a public place and not using any drugs or alcohol that might impair judgment on a first date.

If you want even more protection, consider using a family locator app (allowing a friend or family member to see where you are at all times).

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