now there are certainly some weirdos out there, and probably some are better aclimated to the internets than to the outside world. but there are plenty of monsters who do just fine offline; there were predators before the web. i fail to see how having my address online is more dangerous than having it in the phonebook or on unh's alumni list or just - gasp! - walking down the street. it's not as if i'm going to be e-murdered; even online predators need to venture offline at some point.
ultimately though, if this guy was so horrified at the thought of that innocent young girl's info being freely available online, i have to wonder what he was hoping to find when he SEARCHED FOR HER ONLINE. i didn't think to ask at the time though, so this mystery must remain unsolved.