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47 Arrested in Undercover Sting Where Decoy 15-Year-Olds Sold Sex

A school trustee, teacher, and firefighter are among seven facing charges after the Creep Catchers-like operation by Vancouver police.
Sarah Berman
1.23.19
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BC Sheriff Caught in Vigilante Pedophile Sting Sentenced to House Arrest

Kevin Johnston, 50, was caught sending dick pics to a “Kelowna Creep Hunter” he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Mica Lemiski
11.6.18
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Surrey Creep Catcher Sentenced to Probation for Assaulting People During Stings

“Somebody is going to jail today whether it's this fucking goof or me,” Ryan Laforge said in one of the livestreamed incidents.
Manisha Krishnan
5.28.18
crime

How Sex Offender Registries Can Result in Vigilante Murder

Some Canadian conservatives are pushing for more public sex offender registries. But there is a history of deadly violence associated with them.
Rob Csernyik
3.28.18
crime

Creep Catcher Convicted Of Harassment After Shaming Gay Youth Worker Online

The so-called vigilante pedophile hunter has also been previously charged with drug trafficking.
Manisha Krishnan
12.6.17
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A Teen Girl Says Justin Payne Used Her Photo Without Consent to Lure Suspected Pedophiles

But Toronto’s famed vigilante pedophile hunter denies the accusation.
Manisha Krishnan
4.4.17
creep catchers

What Public Shaming Says About the People Who Enjoy It

Vigilante pedophile hunters may have higher traits of psychopathy and sadism.
Manisha Krishnan
1.18.17
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A Child Rape Victim on Why Society Should Be More Empathetic to Pedophiles

“If he would have had a place to go, maybe it would have never happened to me.”
Manisha Krishnan
1.10.17
Features

The Real Story Behind the Rise of Creep Catchers, Canada’s Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

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.
Manisha Krishnan
1.5.17
Features

A Pedophile Opens Up About Being Targeted By Vigilantes

Todd Nickerson is attracted to children but says he’s never abused one.
Manisha Krishnan
1.5.17
News

A Creep Catchers Bust Finally Resulted in a Conviction

It is believed to be a first for Canada's self-declared pedophile hunters.
Manisha Krishnan
12.15.16
News

An Edmonton Woman Killed Herself After Being Confronted By Creep Catchers

Katelynn McKnight, who friends say suffered from mental illness, was featured in a Creep Catchers video in August. She killed herself in September.
Manisha Krishnan
9.29.16
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