Court records detail not only Timothy Virts potential for violence but also the custody agreements for parenting the children he had with murder victim Bobbie Joe Cortez.
The FBI says single aren't the only ones using online dating sites to find what they need.
Criminals are using online dating sites to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through scams.
According to research conducted by the FBI, criminals who troll social media and online dating sites looking for victims usually claim to be Americans traveling or working abroad. In reality, they often live overseas. Their most common targets are women over 40, who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk.
Here are some tips provided by the FBI on how you can avoid being a victim:
Recognizing an Online Dating Scam Artist
* Presses you to leave the dating website you met through and to communicate using personal e-mail or instant messaging;
* Professes instant feelings of love;
* Sends you a photograph of himself or herself that looks like something from a magazine;
* Claims to be from the U.S. and is traveling or working overseas;
* Makes plans to visit you but is then unable to do so because of a tragic event; or
* Asks for money for a variety of reasons (travel, medical emergencies, hotel bills, hospitals bills for child or other relative, visas or other official documents, losses from a financial setback or crime victimization).
The FBI suggests sticking to online dating websites with nationally known reputations.
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That dating profile may look great, but what's not online could be dangerous. As the popularity of online dating grows, so do the risks. Thursday at 11, ABC2 News' Brian Kuebler revealed a new form of safety net – a digital solution to the dangers of online dating . Check out that story here !
"It hurts, it hurts,” Michael Marion said. “Sometimes I just want to close my eyes when I go by. That way maybe it's not there, but it's there and every day we go by it, my boys see it every day, their bus goes by it every day."
Maryland hit-and-run reports by the numbers
Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has weighed in on a bill that asks Maryland hospitals with an ER to provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault.
Lawmakers Friday introduced a bill in Annapolis that would place the responsibility on Maryland hospitals to provided certified forensic nurses for rape victims.
When a person is sexually assaulted, a clock starts ticking for evidence collection.
When a victim is raped, convincing them to go to the hospital can be tough. That’s just the first hard step after a horrific trauma.
This searchable database breaks down the number and dollar amount associated with rape kit reimbursements at certified Maryland hospitals.
Stats on hospital rape kit reimbursement claims 2011-2013.
An investigation has revealed serious safety concerns about one of the most popular children's toys on the market that is still being sold in stores despite consumer calls for a recall.