JoshRCrabb Contact. Winnipeg police are warning people to use caution when online dating due to a spike in sexual assaults. Tammy Skrabek said Friday investigators in the sex crimes unit are dealing with an increase in the number of sexual assault investigations specifically related to online dating. Skrabek said online dating can remove the element of taking the time to get to know a person before meeting them face to face. Police also reminded people that in emergency situations, sexual assault can be reported through and otherwise, victims can call to report. They also said resources for victims or those who know a victim are available online. In Manitoba, victims age 16 or older who do not wish to report to police can submit a third party report through Klinic Community Health. More information is available on the Klinic website. She said most of the victims are women.