And in August he surfed 525 dating sites before posting 777 instant messages in chat rooms – despite the court order banning him from sending any.
Robinson, of Folkestone Road, Dover, admitted breaching court orders imposed on him while living in Deal, but said he was lonely and wanted to meet someone.
Canterbury Crown Court heard how in June last year he went to Dover library and accessed dating websites on 93 occasions and posted 223 messages in chat rooms.
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In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.
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