With its publication, we are officially retracting ' A Rape on Campus.' We are also committing ourselves to a series of recommendations about journalistic practices that are spelled out in the report.We would like to apologize to our readers and to all of those who were damaged by our story and the ensuing fallout, including members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and UVA administrators and students.But for every normal person with an online dating profile, there are about 25 psychos you have to filter out. Taking the right precautions and doing a background check is key. First of all, she said Banks introduced himself as “Rylan.” So not only is he the one misrepresenting himself, but she also claims he was sexually aggressive throughout the first date and she feared for her life.
It is also, in its own way, a fascinating document — a piece of journalism, as Coll describes it, about a failure of journalism.It can even feel like too much work starting over with someone new.But deep down you may have a nagging feeling that something just isn’t right.Considering these stats, the grim reality is that if you date online, you’re likely to run into a few freaky fish before you find a good catch. The list of women who have been raped or sexually assaulted by online dates is even longer. Do they write in all caps or nonsensical sentences? Does that profile picture look a little too good to be true? Nadine Aburas, Tori Ann Pennington, Julissa Brisman - these are just some of the women who have been murdered in recent years by men they met online.