Canadian Police, sympathetic to pedophiles, tell them to stop.
Stop trolling for sex offenders: police to B.C.’s vigilante ‘superheroes’
Dec 8, 2011 – 8:36 PM ET
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2012 11:40 AM ET
By Elaine O’Connor
CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A group of Chilliwack vigilantes have been warned
again by police to stop luring and then exposing potential child sex
The youths made headlines last month with a series of “gotcha” videos posted to their “To Troll A Predator” Facebook page.
The four young men, aged 17 to 30, posed online as underage girls
promising sexual encounters and then lured potential predators to public
spaces and accosted them dressed as superheroes, such as Batman and The
They posted at least three videos on YouTube, garnering hundreds of thousands of hits and acclaim.
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In mid-November, they were warned by police to cease their
activities. But the group appears to have resumed their ad-hoc
About a week ago, the group posted on their YouTube page, titled, The
Justice Trolls: “Sorry we haven’t made a video in a while. We’ve been
dealing with the police still — and busy with other things in our lives.
We will most likely be making a video tonight.”
Then on Monday morning, they posted this message to their Facebook
account: “Wanted to let everybody know in the process of trying to make
another video last night we had a 24-year-old man coming to meet a 15
year old girl … a police officer (who) happened to be in the parking lot
caught us before we were able to get any video footage, but the
predator did get taken away in the squad car and was detained until
further investigation could be completed.”
are investigating three B.C. teenage boys who posed as underage girls
online, lured men to meet them for sex then confronted the accused
sexual predators dressed as superheroes.
Const. Tracey Wolbeck of the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP detachment said police “can confirm that … they were active again.”
Wolbeck added that the four were cautioned to stop their activities,
explaining that even if their hearts seem to be in the right place,
“police will not condone vigilantism.”
She said they weren’t arrested or charged, but didn’t rule it out if they persisted in their activities in the future.
E Division’s Integrated Child Exploitation unit was called in to
assist with investigation of the men lured by the teens. There is no
word yet on charges stemming from the youths’ extra-legal exploits.
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