This is a same-sex dating app for adult men that has led to a shocking number of child sexual assaults. No child should ever use this app.
If this is on your child's phone, you need to have a conversation with your child about his sexuality and the danger of meeting up with adults for casual sex. In addition to our parent's guides for bullying and adult content, please review our guides for sexting and meeting strangers online. Based on the nature of the conversations, you may need to involve law enforcement to protect your child.
On many occasions, a minor has signed up for Grindr as an adult and ended up the victim of a child sex crime. In the same way that children and young adults explore tobacco and alcohol, they sometimes explore apps like these. However, in a few mouse clicks and some conversations, it can have disastrous consequences.
Here is a list of recent news articles of some child sex crimes where the perpetrators found the victims on Grindr. The date is the year of the article. A more detailed list is coming. Sadly, there are a lot of these.
2015 - Man Charged with Rape of 13 Year Old Boy
2015 - Primary school teacher jailed for 'vile' sexual abuse of vulnerable 13-year-old boy
2015 - Former Arlington substitute teacher indicted on child rape charges
2015 - Man arrested for sexual act with minor (act seen by officer in park)
2015 - Ex-Richardson, HIV positive teacher sentenced in sex case related to sex with 15 year-old met on Grindr
2015 - Grindr hookup with teen leads to charges for 4 men
2015 - Child sexual assault suspect arrested in Taylor Lake Village Park
2015 - Man charged with sex abuse after meeting boy on app
2015 - Two men in jail after 13 year-old poses as 18-year-old on Grindr
2015 - Delaware Deputy Attorney Charged with Rape of Teen
2015 - Man hunts for sex slaves on grindr, including minor
2015 - Ex-Policeman Grooms 14 Year-Old Boy on Grindr
2015 - Celebrity Chef Assaulted Boy Met on Grindr (and others)
2015 - 2 Men Going on Trial for Sexual Assault of 15 Year Old Boy on Grindr
2015 - Sun Valley Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse
2015 - 25 Year-Old Charged with Sexual Assault of 15 Year-Old Met on Grindr
2015 - Former Teacher One of Six Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor - All on Grindr
2015 - Bentonville Swim Coach Arrested for Sexual Assault of a 14 Year-old Met on Grindr
2015 - 37 Year-old Wilton Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaultign 14 Year-old Met on Grindr
2015 - Florida Minor Assaulted by 41 Year Old Man Met on Grindr
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