Dating a sex offender
Sites such as Facebook and already forbid sex offenders from using their sites in their terms of service.
So the Louisiana law would simply put some legislative muscle behind that violation of the sites' TOS.
The website is nearly 25 years old, making it the granddaddy of dating websites and a veritable dinosaur among younger platforms like Tinder and Bumble.
Despite its age, the website is still quite active, boasting an estimated 35 million unique monthly visitors and a much bigger share of older users than the newer apps do.
Still, law enforcement officials raised his sex offender status to the state’s most dangerous category, Level III, deeming him highly likely to offend again.
By the time Plentyof Fish matched him with Deveau, Papamechail’s heightened status meant he would have already appeared on the state’s sex offender registry—something that Plentyof Fish didn’t check, the company confirms. They met in person; she went to his apartment twice.
Louisiana lawmakers responded by passing a new law that requires sexual deviants to list their sex offender status on all of their social networking profile pages.
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. About NSOPW If you know or suspect a child is being sexually abused, please report it to your local child protective services.
Department of Justice and state, territorial and tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children.
If you are unsure of who to contact, the Child Welfare Information Gateway has a list of contacts.
Strolling through the terms of services on various sites, it looks like sex offenders can sign up for (or at least aren't explicitly banned from using) Ok Cupid, My Space, Foursquare, (Facebook-owned) Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Linked In, to name a few.
I'm sure this won't help sex offenders in their searches for jobs, love, and Twitter followers.
Most victims, almost all women, met their male attackers through Tinder, Ok Cupid, Plentyof Fish or Match.