After being punched in the left eye, the woman managed to run away and lock herself in her car.
The woman only knew Palen as “Bob” so when the police came they used social media to find his full identity.
Internet dating and cyber predator
The victim admits to telling him to, “come over and hang out.” She said that the two agreed to meet and “smoke a blunt.” According to news reports, the two went for a ride in Harden’s car when the attack happened.
In court, the woman testified that she tried to exit the vehicle multiple times, but the door could only be opened from the outside and her window was locked.
Through the game, he was able to form a close bond and the two eventually began communicating through social media and phone calls for several months. When the two met, it was reported that the woman got drunk and passed out.
When she woke up, she realized she had been assaulted, but there was no evidence at the time to arrest Atkins.
The dangers of online dating have hit an all time high, tainting the idea of landing a date in the digital age.
Even the most innocent of dating sites, such as Christian Mingle, have been used as hunting grounds by online predators. The online dating scene does have honest, genuine, people looking for love.
On the site the man’s name was “Maurice Jones,” but following a tip the police arrested Karon Godbold at his apartment.
Godbold had been using the alias for his online profiles.
The first woman met Rogers through an online classified advertisement, and eventually began to talk to him over the phone.
The woman agreed to come over to his house at 3 a.m. Once out of the car, she was forced inside at gunpoint and Rogers took her cellphone.
In the other case, Rogers is accused of inviting a girl over he had met online and smoking marijuana with her.