Warwickshire paedo-hunter’s videos are condemned
A “vigilante” paedophile-hunter from Warwickshire has been told to stop posting videos online of would-be sexual predators - even though a man has been arrested as a result of one of them.
Warwickshire Police has confirmed that a 65-year-old man from the West Midlands was arrested last month on suspicion of inciting a minor to engage in sexual activity after officers were made aware of the alleged offence after a video was posted on YouTube.
A police spokeswoman said the creator of the video has since been asked to remove the footage.
The BBC has reported that the person who took the video was a man from Warwickshire who calls himself Stonson Hunter and poses as a teenage girl online and arranges meetings with men, then takes videos of them turning up at the meeting place.
A spokesman from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre said: “We do not encourage action of this kind, which can compromise ongoing investigations into paedophile networks.
“Those who take this could be breaking the law and may find themselves at the centre of an investigation.”
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