You meet a woman on an internet dating site or through a dating app such as Tinder. You subsequently end up having what you understood to be consensual sex. Later, however, the woman calls you complaining you forced her into having sex with you or otherwise contends the sex was non-consensual.
This is a relatively familiar scenario. And, it’s a potentially dangerous one. It’s dangerous because unbeknownst to you, your date may have already contacted police with her allegations and the call is part of an investigative tactic known as a controlled, or pretext, call.
In a controlled call, a sex crimes detective will have already been in contact with your accuser. The detective will further have coached your accuser regarding what to say to you prior to making the call. And, most importantly, the call is recorded to collect and preserve crucial evidence to use against you in a criminal case.