IT’S LOVE at first swipe – or is it?
The potential pitfalls of hooking up through ‘Tinder’ have once again been exposed – this time in a High Court appeal involving a man found guilty of assaulting a woman he met back in January on the popular dating app.
Antony Martin Frederick McCullough was sentenced to 120 hours community work after it was alleged he struck a woman – who can’t be named for legal reasons – just hours after meeting her on Tinder.
The case comes hard on the heels of the high-profile death of Kiwi woman Warriena Wright, 26, who fell 14 floors from her luxury Surfers Paradise apartment in August 2014.
Gable Tostee, 29, was arrested and charged with the woman’s alleged murder.
A trial date is yet to be set. Tostee has proclaimed his innocence in a series of bizarre posts on social media – with the latest stating he was a victim of “abuse and violence” on the night Wright died.
Despite being convicted, McCullough is also protesting his innocence.
According to police, after meeting the woman at the home of a friend they went to McCullough’s home where they engaged in consensual sexual intercourse. After sex, it is alleged that McCullough struck the woman a number of times in the face with his hand and then applied force to her in ‘a general struggle’. Read more »