Samaritans volunteers abused their position of trust by having sex with vulnerable callers, The Telegraph understands, prompting the charity to ‘listen in’ to conversations for the first time.
Who needs premium rate phone lines even?
The “shocking” incidents are believed to include volunteers meeting up with callers for inappropriate relationships.
It is understood that there was a “specific demographic” of some “middle-aged men” who were abusing female callers by meeting up and having sex with them.
Ah, so real world, not just over the wires then.
It’s possible that having a jolly might lift depression in some. It’s also entirely possible that this isn’t quite what we’d like a suicide prevention line to be doing.
But it does still stick more than a little in the craw that sex with a consenting adult female is being defined as abuse.