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Tinder reminds users to be 'vigilant' amid kidnapping report

This photo provided by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas shows Shane Steven Allen. Court documents allege that Allen held a Lawrence college student against her will and beat her before returning her to her sorority six days later. He faces one felony charge of kidnapping and four felony charges of battery in the attack April 2016 on a 20-year-old woman whom he met through a mobile dating app. (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Kansas via AP)
May 13, 2016 - 9:15 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Tinder says "people with bad intentions exist everywhere" and the online dating app is reminding users to be vigilant about safety amid allegations that a Kansas man held a woman he met on Tinder against her will and beat her.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that court documents allege 30-year-old Shane Allen picked up the woman at her Lawrence, Kansas, sorority house last month after meeting her on the app. An affidavit said Allen brought her back to the sorority after he held her for six days and beat her.

In a statement, Tinder said it's "shocked and saddened" by the case. It said Allen has been removed from the platform.

Allen was jailed pending a preliminary hearing. His lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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