CHARLOTTE OBSERVER -- Aug 11 -- Reported rape is up 16% in Mecklenburg County this year, fueled by the popularity of Internet dating and online classifieds offering sexual services. Officials also say a higher percentage of victims each year are coming forward to report rape. Nationally, the number of rapes reported to police has increased by 30% since 1993. Craigslist has drawn fire in recent months for its adult services ads. S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster threatened to file criminal charges earlier this year against Craigslist executives. Craigslist and its CEO Jim Buckmaster fired back with a lawsuit, which is pending. N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has also focused attention on MySpace and Facebook over sexual predators trying to contact children.
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Mark Brooks: "Reported rape is up...fueled by the popularity of Internet dating and online classifieds offering sexual services." Executives of idating and adult dating sites, your comments please. Is this a fair and true statement?