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Vigilante parents may face charges after hogtying ‘predator’ who allegedly wanted sex with their 13-year-old daughter

April 18, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Vigilante parents may face charges after hogtying ‘predator’ who allegedly wanted sex with their 13-year-old daughter

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Vigilante parents may face charges after hogtying ‘predator’ who allegedly wanted sex with their 13-year-old daughter

Canada authorities could charge two vigilante parents after they live-streamed their home-made sting operation Thursday against a man they deemed a “predator” who wanted to have sex with their 13-year-old daughter.

The alleged suitor, an unnamed 28-year-old man, has not been charged for going to the parents’ residence in Port Alberti, British Columbia.

The girl’s mother reportedly told the man to come to her home after she found sexually explicit messages that the man had sent her daughter on Instagram.

“He wanted to be her first,” the person taping the incident, which was streamed on Facebook Live, said. “We f***ing tackled him and called the police.”

After authorities arrived on the scene a short time later, the woman says on the video: “I’m arrested because we caught a predator the police refused to catch.”

The teen mom, who has also not been identified to secure the identity of the minor, told CTV that she had called the police over a month before the incident — but was given no real response.

“They wouldn’t look at my phone. They said to block him and forget it,” she stated. “I’ve been waiting for six weeks for the police to give me a name behind the Instagram.”

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the country’s federal law enforcement organized, opposed that account. According to police, the man in the footage was under investigation for child solicitation since March, after the mother brought her concerns to their attention.

“The police directed her not to take matters into her own hands, that we were investigating it,” an RCMP spokesperson told CTV. “She was directed not to make the meet happen.”

The parents, now, are reportedly under investigation and face potential charges for assault and unlawful restraint.

“Shouldn’t a guy protect his own family in his house?” the father said to The San Francisco Chronicle. “This is ridiculous; I felt that was the best way to do it.”

The mother added: “If I get charged, I still feel it was the right thing.”

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