February 11 2019

Pedophilia, Sexual Exploitation: Child Victims of Dating Apps Tinder, Grindr and Others

The failure of tech giants to enforce adult age limits on dating apps is placing a generation of children at…

The failure of tech giants to enforce adult age limits on dating apps is placing a generation of children at risk of grooming and sexual exploitation, a Sunday Times investigation reveals today.

Lax controls on apps used by millions, such as Tinder and Grindr, are giving sexual predators and pedophiles easy access to children across Britain, according to police documents revealed under freedom of information laws.

Detectives have investigated more than 30 incidents of child rape since 2015 where victims evaded age checks on dating apps only to be sexually exploited. One 13-year-old boy on Grindr was raped or abused by at least 21 men.

Documents reveal 60 further cases of child sex offences via online dating services, including grooming, kidnapping and violent sexual assault…(Read More)