Man arrested for having sex with 13-year-old boy that he met on Grindr

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    Jul 27, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    This news story was on the local news this morning. There are many things wrong with this scenario, most notably a 13-year-old using Grindr and an allegedly HIV+ 36-year-old hooking up with him.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48342533/ns/local_news-baltimore_md/#.UBLQNIHaLTo
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 27, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Please let this be the end of Grindr.
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidPlease let this be the end of Grindr.


    Doubtful, but it illustrates a number of problems/risks that people using Grindr or other social apps should consider.
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    yeahim40 said
    TroyAthlete saidPlease let this be the end of Grindr.


    Doubtful, but it illustrates a number of problems/risks that people using Grindr or other social apps should consider.


    This should NOT be the end of Grindr. Grindr (and other social media apps which use locate services) is not the problem.

    The boy was in violation of the TOS and should NOT have been on Grindr.

    Grindr users have an expectation that they are on an adult service with other adults.

    It would be interesting to know if there was communication between the boy and the man regarding the boy's actual age. If the man knowingly met the boy knowing that the boy was a minor, then the man should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 28, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    I think they should make "Scream 5" as a gay movie, and the killer uses grindr to stalk his victims. The whole thing where it says how many feet away someone is from you is eerie.icon_neutral.gif