“It’s on our radar and it’s something that we may initiate on creating some statistics.” According to Hasham, the bulk of the victims are females, but occasionally predators pray on males as well.Those who choose to meet someone off a dating website are usually cautious the first time, and choose a public place like a neighbourhood cafe or store.A 62-year-old man has been charged after police received complaints regarding hateful content published on several websites.“Nobody was safe from his comments or hatred,” said Sgt.It's alleged the man drove the woman to an Edmonton park after one of their coffee dates on Oct.13, 2016 and that's where the alleged sex assault took place. 25, 2016, and on Monday police charged 43-year-old Tarek Diab with sexual assault causing bodily harm.Alex Hasham is a detective with the serious crimes branch that focuses on sexual assaults.He said the phenomenon is relatively new so there isn’t any statistics to show just how many of the complaints the nine detectives in the unit respond to pertain to online dating.
“There are a number of investigations that stem from online dating,” said Hasham.She has nearly a decade of experience reporting behind her.Originally from New Brunswick, her journalism career has taken her from Nova Scotia to Fort Mc Murray. You can post your profile, use advanced search, send and receive messages absolutely free. With the use of computers ingrained into our daily lives, online dating is growing in popularity.