- Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A Georgia woman is suing on online dating site for fixing her up with a sexual predator, a Mableton man who was later sentenced to life in prison for raping the woman during their first encounter.
Devin Richard Hartman had raped at least four women he met online before creating a profile on OkCupid.com in May 2014, according to the lawsuit, which was filed last week in Fulton County State Court. But Hartman, whose online profile was “midwestisbest13,” said his name was Zach Anderson, according to police.
Hartman is serving consecutive life sentences following his conviction on rape and sodomy charges. The suit alleges that OkCupid.com and its parent companies should have known Hartman was a predator and should not have permitted him to use the site.
“OkCupid defendants failed to exercise reasonable care in operating its website, monitoring users, screening users, and acting on reports of rape and sexual assault,” the lawsuit says.