Tinder is used by millions of people around the world to meet new people, that’s putting it mildly, but there have been incidents of Tinder dates going horribly wrong. One such incident happened in Kansas recently where a Tinder user was kidnapped, beaten and held against her will for six days by a man she met through the app. The man, Shane Steven Allen, faces four charges of aggravated battery and one of kidnapping.
NBC News reports that Allen is currently in police custody under a $100,000 bond. If he’s convicted, he could be looking at a 32 year prison sentence.
The woman is a 20 year old student at the University of Kansas, she was kidnapped and returned to her sorority six days later with multiple injuries including bruises and abrasions, black eyes, and broken blood vessels in her eyes.
Additional reports reveal that the two had previously met without any incident taking place but the next time they met, Allen allegedly accused her of flirting with one of his friends, and that led to her kidnapping and abuse. Allen said he was holding the woman until her injuries healed and that he only dropped her back off after she promised to not call the police on him.
The abuse problem very much exists on social media and there can be denying it. We’ve already seen other incidents including a rape and even a suicide being broadcasted on Periscope, the victim is certainly not at fault in this particular case and the only lesson we can learn is to be extremely vigilant when meeting people we’ve only ever known through a smartphone.
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