Mother dating sex offender
Match first agreed to screen for registered sex offenders in 2011 after Carole Markin made it her mission to improve its safety practices.
The site had connected her with a six-time convicted rapist who, she told police, had raped her on their second date.
(Durgin didn’t respond to requests for comment.) Ok Cupid allowed another registered sex offender, Michael Miller, of Colorado, to create a new account after his 2015 conviction for raping a woman he met through the site.
For months, Miller remained on the platform despite appearing on the registries Match screens.
For nearly a decade, its flagship website, Match, has issued statements and signed agreements promising to protect users from sexual predators.
The site has a policy of screening customers against government sex offender registries.
It would have shown that Massachusetts designated him a dangerous registered sex offender.
Even Pennsylvania registered sex offender Seth Mull, whose 17-year history of sex crimes convictions began as a teen, used Match Group’s dating sites; in 2017, Plenty of Fish didn’t flag his eight-year registry status before matching him with a woman who later accused him of rape.
Mull is now serving life in prison for her rape and two more rapes, among other sex crimes.
So how did Plenty of Fish allow such a man to use its service?