Friends said Lyne met Charlton a few months earlier through an as-yet-unnamed online dating site.
Charlton reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet, including misdemeanor assaults — but it’s unlikely his dating profile mentioned that detail.
It’s common sense, but worth reminding yourself all the same – before you get carried away with the thousands of potential partners you’re going to be viewing.1.
Engage with the person you're interested in over a good month or two before arranging a meet.
“You should consider hiring a [private investigator] to run a background check and criminal check on the person, as well as a deep dive (OSINT) Open Source Intelligence Search.
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Chloe Carmichael said even Charlton's criminal background was not enough to make an assertion he was a real threat — and that the public shouldn't be quick to point the finger at online dating.
“It's easy to focus on the online dating aspect here, but really this could have happened to the victim if she had met Charlton at a bar or anywhere else," Carmichael said.