VANCOUVER: 54 Year Old Man Busted For Grindr Hook-Up With Teen
A 54 year-old Vancouver man has been arrested after the mother of a 15 year-old boy called police to report that he and her son had hooked up for sex via Grindr.
Bren Tynan, 54, from Vancouver was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching. Police said the suspect met the victim through geo-social networking app Grindr which allows app users to detect other users who are in proximity and converse with them. “The victim told police he met the suspect through a geo-social networking application called “GRINDR.” which is a social networking tool that targets gay and bisexual men,” said Cpl. Marlene Morton. Its basic concept is to connect the user to other gay and bisexual men who are nearby,” she said. “The application works on mobile devices that have a built-in GPS function,” she added. RCMP’s sex crimes unit Sgt. Jeanette Thiesen cautioned parents to be aware of what their children are doing.Apple's rules stipulate that Grindr users must be 17 years old.