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Judge Wants Proof Match.com Is Screening Members

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge wants the online dating site Match.com to show proof that it is screening members to see if any are sexual predators.

Superior Court Judge Carl West’s order on Friday comes on the heels of a criminal case in which a 67-year-old man pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a woman he met on the site. The woman sued Match.com after finding out that her attacker had been convicted of sexual battery. She said it should screen its members.

West says that if an attorney for Match.com can show that such a procedure is being used, the lawsuit will likely be settled.

The site’s lawyer, Joseph Laska, said he will bring proof to the court on Tuesday that the screening system is in place.

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