Hookup sites have been getting a lot of attention lately.
According to the FBI, about 5% of all sex offenders are caught online.
But the numbers are much lower when it comes to the actual sex crimes that happen in real life.
For instance, about half of all online rape victims are male.
It turns out that online dating is just one of the ways to make a victim feel vulnerable.
The FBI says that in a study conducted by the organization, the average victim of online sexual assault felt violated.
And the most common reasons given by victims were being harassed online or being rejected by a relationship.
One of the most frequent reasons for feeling violated is the feeling of being physically and emotionally violated.
The research, conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers, showed that the physical and emotional impact on the victim was worse than the sexual assault.
“The emotional impact is not just the emotional pain, it is a sense of control being taken away from the victim,” said Erin Pritchard, a psychology professor at the University of Washington.
Pritchards study found that victims reported more distress in response to being violated online than in response with being physically attacked.
“So the psychological impact of being violated is not only physical, it’s emotional,” Pritcheards study said.
But not everyone agrees with that assessment.
The fact that online sex offenders often seek to humiliate and manipulate victims is troubling.
Many people find the way they are treated online, or their use of other tools, to be degrading and abusive.
It is also a violation of the privacy of their victims.
“We need to understand what is going on with the perpetrators of this behavior,” said Dr. Jessica Lehrman, an associate professor of sociology at the New School in New York.
“That needs to be a conversation that is not limited to this issue.”
Pritchetons study also found that a majority of the online offenders were from the United States.
Lehrmans study found a significant increase in online sexual assaults by men who were from outside the United Kingdom.
Lehmans study also indicated that the majority of online predators are male and the perpetrators are mostly young, unemployed or underemployed men.
Lehnams research also found the majority were not from the same socioeconomic status.
LeHerns study found the men who are most likely to be perpetrators of online sex crimes are not working, have a college degree or graduate degree, are over 40 years old, or live in rural areas.
“When you see the perpetrators in this group of people, it really speaks to a cultural problem in this country that there is this stigma of sexual assault that is still there,” said Lehrmann.
One reason the U.S. is so difficult to identify as a sex offender target country is that we have a relatively low incarceration rate.
The U.K. is the only other country with a higher incarceration rate than the U