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How Sex Offender Registries Can Result in Vigilante Murder

As Canadian conservatives move to publicize the registries, we looked back at the criminals who have used the tool to commit killings.
Rob Csernyik
3.30.18
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
crime

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
Stuff

The Problems Facing the New Breed of Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

This week, a 20-year-old was jailed for killing a man he believed to be a child abuser. But a new type of vigilante pedophile hunter is emerging and violence is the last thing on their minds.
Matt Broomfield
5.19.16
Stuff

Canada's Vigilante Pedophile Hunters Say They're Now Working with the FBI

Justin Payne—a construction worker turned pedophile hunter—has teamed up with a university professor, and they have a new approach.
Manisha Krishnan
5.10.16
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Calgary Pedophile Hunter Under Fire as Man Claims He Was Framed

He hasn't been sued yet, but "creep catcher" ringleader Dawson Raymond is facing backlash for posting videos of alleged child predators on social media.
Sarah Berman
4.9.16
Stuff

A Construction Worker Has Started a Clan of Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

Active in eight cities across Canada, these guys say they're exposing would-be predators. But police say they put people—and investigations—at risk.
Sarah Berman
3.16.16