Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone.
We first told you about this case in October after the details of the case became unsealed. Dorpe is accused of pretending to be a year-old man looking for love on the dating site Ourtime.
The victim is described only as E. The two communicated on various social networking websites. The indictment states Dorpe used an area code that made it look like he was from Northern Virginia when he fact he was across the world in Ghana.
He allegedly told the victim his wife was dead and he had moved to Virginia Beach but traveled for work. A few months later, court documents state the victim realized what was going on. Dorpe and the victim had a video conference where Dorpe showed himself on the video.
According to court documents, to convince the victim he was the person she had been communicating with, he showed her some of the gifts she had sent him on the video. Crime analyst Richard James said it's surprising that Dorpe is now in the United States, as it's difficult to make arrests in many of these international cases. We also dating scammers ghana out to Dorpe's public defender. To learn more about romance scams.
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