“Teens use social media – it’s perfectly normal. Unfortunately, predators are wherever kids gather.”
A school trustee, teacher, and firefighter are among seven facing charges after the Creep Catchers-like operation by Vancouver police.
Kevin Johnston, 50, was caught sending dick pics to a “Kelowna Creep Hunter” he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
“Somebody is going to jail today whether it's this fucking goof or me,” Ryan Laforge said in one of the livestreamed incidents.
As Canadian conservatives move to publicize the registries, we looked back at the criminals who have used the tool to commit killings.
The so-called vigilante pedophile hunter has also been previously charged with drug trafficking.
But Toronto’s famed vigilante pedophile hunter denies the accusation.
Vigilante pedophile hunters may have higher traits of psychopathy and sadism.
“If he would have had a place to go, maybe it would have never happened to me.”
VICE has spent months tracking the movement, exposing internal chaos, controversial shaming tactics, and a growing body of people who claim to have been victimized by the vigilantes.
Todd Nickerson is attracted to children but says he’s never abused one.
It is believed to be a first for Canada's self-declared pedophile hunters.