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Police warning over sex sites
POLICE have highlighted the danger of trawling websites for casual sex following the manslaughter conviction of Adrian Muir.
The 51-year-old met Pamela Jackson through the website fling.com, which is used by adults who meet up for discreet encounters.
The site boasts it has a database of: “tons of adult profiles and sex personals from single women, hot men and swingers.”
Detective Superintendent Ken Donnelly, who led the investigation into Ms Jackson's disappearance, said: “I cannot stress enough that some people, who may be vulnerable, are putting themselves at serious risk by using certain websites.
“We are not talking about the well-known and reputable dating sites, but those which put the emphasis purely on the sexual, physical side.”
Susan Drake, Muir’s partner of more than 30 years, told his trial at Newcastle Crown Court that the couple’s relationship came to a dramatic end shortly after he met Ms Jackson online.
The jury was told Ms Jackson had claimed to be both a doctor and a millionaire, but that her bank account had been frozen during a legal dispute with her ex-husband.
Shortly afterwards, Muir told Ms Drake that he wanted to live with her 'like brother and sister' but wanted to have sex with other people.
She threw him out of the house and refused to take him back when he later changed his mind.
Ms Drake told the trial that Pamela Jackson had contacted her via Facebook, claiming to be a doctor, a clairvoyant and a millionaire, who owned properties including mansions and villas.
Det Supt Donnelly described Ms Jackson as a ‘vulnerable’ woman whose previous personal problems made her a target for Muir.
He said: “While Pamela remained in close contact and enjoyed a good relationship with her family, she did have difficulties throughout her life in personal relationships, which brought her some unhappiness from time to time.
“She tended to lead a lifestyle which revolved around Facebook, online games and social networks.
“There are a lot of men, and Adrian Muir was one of them who pretend to be something they are not.
“They actively seek out and prey on those who are vulnerable and then attempt to control and coerce them.”
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