After he became fed up with police officers doing a terrible job at catching child predators, Rich Warner took matters into his own hands. He launched a sting operation of his own and was successful at catching pedophiles. However, he apparently became so good at his job that police have moved in to take him out.

Using fake profiles, Warner would lure in these predators. He would set up meetings and then confront the sickos who would show up. Many of Warner’s stings have been the subject of high-profile news segments in which he’s nabbed child predators who thought they were going to meet children for sex.

As Yahoo reported in August, in one of Warner’s stings, Mark Lee Smith arranged to meet the 14-year-old, known as Lou, after grooming her on an online dating site, but instead he found himself face-to-face with an undercover journalist using the alias “Danny Catcher” (Warner) who detained the 28-year-old father of one and called the police.

Smith is a repeat offender and had previously pleaded guilty to charges between June 19 and 23 of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming. By all measures, Warner’s actions protected other children.

Speaking after Smith’s arrest, Warner said,  “I think it sends a strong message to people thinking about talking to or meeting children online. There is always a risk that the child could be a pedophile hunter and I sincerely hope my work stops people risking meeting to or talking to children online.”

And he is right. However, after hunting pedophiles and finding himself the subject of so many news segments, Warner has turned from hunter to the hunted. Police have now charged Warner with aggravated assault and publishing the identity of a person charged with a sex offense.

Although police called him a vigilante, Warner denies this allegation as he has merely made citizen’s arrests and turned the pedophiles over to police.

“I was interested to see how many were out there and how many would respond, and I was shocked,” Warner said of the horrific problem that is pedophilia.

Because police are too busy squandering taxpayer money and resources enforcing the drug war, this problem of pedophilia thrives. So, people like Warner set out to try and stop it.

Warner, who is a father himself, bravely said the arrest and charges will not deter him in the future and he posted an unrepentant message to YouTube following the news.

“We will do everything we can to bust them in the future and are hopeful that the police will change their attitudes to our actions,” he stated.

Naturally, many folks on social media do not see it from the perspective of police and are calling this move an injustice.

“(Warner) Should be given a medal, a handshake,” one Facebook user wrote, while another said: “The man should be celebrated, not arrested.”

Sadly, however, police are using Warner’s arrest as a warning to other folks who would dare try to prevent pedophiles from going after children. They told 7 News that if anyone else dares to take the law into their own hands, they will prosecute.

“Pass on any information you have to police,” Det Supt Mark Wieszyk said. “Don’t take this on board yourself.”

However, this is what Warner was already doing. Warner was not taking it on himself. He was merely catching these people and handing them over to police. Had Warner been killing these people with no due process, then he certainly deserved to be stopped as even the vilest of criminals deserve due process.

For helping to get pedophiles off the streets, Rich Warner will now stand trial in February.

In the meantime, pedophiles can rest easy knowing that police have stopped at least one man from trying to expose them.

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  2. The police are protecting pedophilia!
    Hmmmm! Same as in England.
    Pedophiles themselves, or just want a paycheck for protecting pedophiles, more than protecting children

  3. Another kind of entrapment. He is creating fake profiles and preying on weak-minded people. No different than a cop selling drugs to someone and then busting them for possession.

      • How about entrapment for Speeding, or Parking offences, or what about the police and other ‘vigilantes’ merely lying?
        There was no crime except by Warner, and you only have his word that the other ‘knew’ that he was meeting a ‘child’.
        Why not get a crowd to meet him and then beat him up, better still string him up.

      • Incitement to commit a crime is covered in the Lord’s Prayer.
        Warner was busted for breaking the law, the ‘Paedophile’ had not broken the law.
        What crime did the ‘Paedophile’ commit? (not his previous crimes, for which he was punished, but in this instance)

        • The Lord’s prayer doesn’t mean a thing. The law doesn’t mean a thing. He’s a pedophile attempting to contact a child for sex. Legality and religion have absolutely nothing to do with morality and what is right. You’re a scumbag. I know this because only a scumbag would defend a pedophile.

          • OK, you don’t care about the law, you don’t care about religion and yet you claim some knowledge of morality and ‘what is right’.
            In Netherlands the age of consent is 13, in Angola it is 12, in S Carolina you can get married at 13.
            You do not know what the word ‘Paedophile’ means and yet you shout about it.
            You do not know the difference between Paedophilia and Statutory Rape.
            In parts of the US you would claim someone having sex with a 20 year old is a paedophile.
            You do not even know the etymology of the word ‘scumbag’, if you did you would know that a scumbag is both useful and valuable.
            You are a sad example of Common Core (or perhaps congenital stupidity).

          • I don’t need imaginary creatures to teach me right from wrong. I’m considerably too old to have attended a school where the methodology used was common core. Just because one CAN get married at 13 doesn’t make it right. Are you stupid? I’ve already explained to you that the laws don’t reflect morality. Sure, if a child has reached puberty the sicko is an ephebophile rather than a pedophile. Either way, they’re sickos. Just like you assholes attempting to defend their sick behavior. I care not what some moron who defends pedophiles thinks of my intellect.

          • I’d wager a large sum of money that my IQ is higher than yours. If I’m stupid, it’s still better than being a piece of shit that defends pedophiles. Fuck off, thundercunt.

          • One does not like to boast and I do not have independent witnesses, but the last two Stanford binet I had scores of 153 and 146.
            I do know that my childhood tests were higher.

          • Charming, another intellectual with a magnificent grasp of the English language comes to the fray.
            I presume that you both live in the same trailer park,

    • It seems that you have sympathy for these “weak-minded people”,because perhaps you are one of these people, The ones who prey on the innocent youth of the world with you sick tormented desire to have your way with them. Warner was simply using the same tactics that these evil SOBs use on our children. The police are running cover for the rich and powerful child molesters.

  4. In this case of pedophilia, entrapment is better than doing nothing. Doing nothing means another innocent child is traumatized, murdered, and/ or sexually abused every minute by a perverted psychopath. I say ENTRAPMENT RULES!

  5. The problem is that this is entrapment, and the court needs to get charges to stick. It defeats the system, and it also steps on existing efforts. It sounds like they should give this guy a badge.

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