Another commonly associated pathology is video game addiction, or Internet gaming disorder (IGD).
Last May, Oliver Jovanovic, a Columbia University doctoral candidate, was sentenced to 15 years to life for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman he had met and corresponded with on the Internet.
Untethered from the usual social restraints, Internet chat-room devotees of all genders, ages, races and sexual proclivities or hang-ups give free rein to their disinhibited ids, getting in touch with their inner deviants.
A Freudian analyst's dream, they are the electronic talk therapy patients. They are also part personal ad interviewers and interviewees, part seducers and part religious.confesees.
Ultimately, the agent and Gallegos arranged a meeting outside a school in Sandy.
While Gallegos did drive by the meeting spot, officers said he sped off.