is from a local paper in Northern NJ.The paper has a good rep, but the
article, which is about a teen chat line, sounds unrealistic to me and
"The time I listened to it, I heard profanity. I heard sexual
comments," said Englewood (NJ) police Detective Sgt. Anthony
Cureton. "It's kind of like a gateway to other things."
"In Mesa, Ariz., missing persons investigators have spent the past
year and a half looking for close to 100 teenage runaways --
including many young girls -- who they said used The Loup."
Has anyone heard about this chat line? Has anyone heard about a
participant in it coming to harm as a direct result of it? This was on
the front page of the paper & I'd like to find out if it is fluff &
scare tactics or has something more to it than gossip mongering &
I found this discussion from trying to find a wikipedia article or company info on The Loup. I can say that it did exist around 2001. I used it to make a few new friends off of it and meet people. While I came away from the experience just fine, one of my friends met a girl from the wrong crowd. She got him into drugs, he got another girl pregnant, tried to steal someone elses drugs, and got a gun pulled on him because of the group of people he started hanging out with afterwards.
Its been almost 20 years and I still remember one of my account numbers and part of another.