Chicago Businessman Allegedly Raped Women He Met Online
By Samantha Abernethy in News on Sep 10, 2011 6:00PM
A public relations executive has been charged with raping two women after they met on an online dating site. Police did not say which dating site was used. Ignacio "Ian" Carillo, 37, was a vice president at Flowers Communication Group until the company announced today he would be terminated. He lives in the North Center neighborhood.
Carrillo allegedly pinned a woman against his Porsche in a Lincoln Park parking garage and raped her. After she reported the attack, he was linked to a previous assault case from 2009. Carrillo has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, and he is being held on $500,000 bond.
Internet dating has become increasingly common, and the stigma of danger has mostly left. But dating itself isn't 100 percent safe. Earlier this year a woman in California filed a lawsuit against Match.com after she was raped by a man she met on the site. Match.com has since decided to start screening users to block those on the national sex offender registry. That filters out the previous offenders, but this man had no criminal record at all. This is probably more useful: Match.com also has a list of safety tips to follow in online dating.