Crimes due to online dating
Depending on the venue used, other terms used in the media are Internet chat room killer, Craigslist killer, Facebook serial killer.Internet homicide can also be part of an Internet suicide pact or consensual homicide.As with anything in life, there can be some risks with online dating, but there can also be a lot of rewards — love being one of them.
For example, in 1996, a Maryland woman, Sharon Lopatka, apparently agreed to be killed by torture and strangulation in a conversation with a man in an online chatroom.
Craigslist is an innovative and valuable resource, which frankly, is being unfairly smeared because it is an Internet site." Susan Brenner, a professor of law and technology wrote that "Is it a cybercrime for John to meet Mary on the Internet, correspond with her and use e-mail to lure her to a meeting where he kills her?
News stories often describe conduct such as this as a cybercrime, or as 'Internet murder.' But why is this anything other than murder?
We’re big proponents of online dating, but we understand how it can be a scary thing to do.
You’re putting yourself out there in front of millions of people, and you’re never really 100% sure if you’ll have success with it or not.The victims' deaths may result from a robbery or a sexual encounter that turned violent.