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Old 12-31-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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There is so much stupid here, it's hard to tell where to start....

Vigilante Arrested For Posing as 14-year-old Girl in 'Sex Sting' to Catch Pedophile

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A 28-year-old man allegedly staged a sex sting by posing as a 14-year-old girl on Craigslist and then tried to blackmail the man who fell into his trap, police said.
But it gets worse.

Click on To read more about this story CLICK HERE and what the newspaper did was take a family photo, looks like mom, dad, sister and brother, from facebook and included that in the article. And no, they did not blur out the photos.

How would you like to be that assclown's brother or sister? Or maybe his mom or dad? I find this more intriguing than the original article. So now in America we are off to punishing the entire family just like they do in North Korea?

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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he is the real spiderman
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Are you kidding me? Well, I realize that you are not but the best I can do w/a response is simply shake my head in wonder and amazement -- so the pseudo Fed is going to be in a whole mess of trouble, not only for extorting money but impersonating a federal officer, that's big -- the guy who got caught in the sting - well, I trust minimal if anything will happen to him, maybe a deferred sentence and sex education of some sort.

I suppose it is always about intent -- two sides of intent on this one:
a. defense attorney: my client was attempting to help clean up the city by getting another sex offender off the street; his intention was honorable; he was trying to help law enforcement since they are so busy trying to keep up with the bad guys; the additional money that was taken from the offender was going to be donated to a non-profit agency to help victims of sexual exploitation;

b. prosecutor: offender decided to take the law into his own hands; impersonating a federal agent is a serious crime; offender had no intention of thwarting this possible offender's crime but rather to perpetrate extortion and blackmail.

And the jury's decision is???
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Out West
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There is so much stupid here, it's hard to tell where to start....

Vigilante Arrested For Posing as 14-year-old Girl in 'Sex Sting' to Catch Pedophile



But it gets worse.

Click on To read more about this story CLICK HERE and what the newspaper did was take a family photo, looks like mom, dad, sister and brother, from facebook and included that in the article. And no, they did not blur out the photos.

How would you like to be that assclown's brother or sister? Or maybe his mom or dad? I find this more intriguing than the original article. So now in America we are off to punishing the entire family just like they do in North Korea?
Did you even read the story you posted? He was NOT arrested for posing as a 14 year old girl, he was arrested for EXTORTION and for accepting money to release the 19 year old.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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no they shouldn't have posted his family, because innocent people should not have to deal with that type of drama.

both individuals should be dealt with by the law of the land. not only will the vigilante get charged with extortion, and impersonating a federal agent, but he might also get false imprisonment and or kidnapping.
the 19 year old should get charged with child enticement. i dont know what else they could charge the 19 year old with.

read he only got charged with extortion.

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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no they shouldn't have posted his family, because innocent people should not have to deal with that type of drama.

both individuals should be dealt with by the law of the land. not only will the vigilante get charged with extortion, and impersonating a federal agent, but he might also get false imprisonment and or kidnapping.
the 19 year old should get charged with child enticement. i dont know what else they could charge the 19 year old with.

read he only got charged with extortion.
I agree, tho' I think maybe they should do away with those internet stings all together...then stunts like this couldn't be pulled, and you wouldn't have people having a somewhat plauseable cry on entrapment.
As far as underagers who are actually on the computer...that's what parents are for
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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I agree, tho' I think maybe they should do away with those internet stings all together...then stunts like this couldn't be pulled, and you wouldn't have people having a somewhat plauseable cry on entrapment.
As far as underagers who are actually on the computer...that's what parents are for
Well, amateur stings can't be considered legal, but I have no problem with the professionals doing it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Well, amateur stings can't be considered legal, but I have no problem with the professionals doing it.
"maybe" if they're done right. I have issues when a guy/gal is on talking, finds out the other person is underage, backs out and they STILL try to goad him'her own and STILL try to bust him/her even if there's no meeting/plans for meeting.
I also have issues with how loose their definition can be of "sex talk". Case in point, a local boy who is sorta in my son's circle of friends was contacted online by a 15 yr old girl. SHE brought up sex, he told her that they should wait a few years (and has documentation to prove it) and you know they're STILL trying to go after him?
Now what's up with that?

Anyway, many of these internet stings are being challenged in court and some are winning...just doesn't seem to be all that "profitable' anymore.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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i don't mind the professionals doing it, because they are trained professionals. I just don't like blind vigilantism; the one's that are blinded by hate. they always say the worst disasters are from the best intentions.
i do believe that he should get charged and convicted with more than just extortion and the 19 year old should be charged and be convicted for child enticement; it would be fair and just. this isn't a case where the 19 year old was online and was contacted; it was him responding to an ad on Craigslist. I do believe that they shouldn't do shows like to catch a predator and shows like that, because it gives people the ideas that they can do things of this nature, which they can not do.
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