There are a variety of “predator hunting” groups in the world. However, you don’t hear about them being the target of a lawsuit, this group is special in that regard. Recently, a group that seeks out child predators and exposes them live has come under fire. Florida resident, Roy Anderson of Pensacola has filed a lawsuit against the predator hunting group, Oklahoma Predator Prevention (OPP.)
In the lawsuit, Anderson claims the group has maliciously slandered his name. One of many reasons for this lawsuit derive from what has happened post the video being broadcasted. Death threats, various calls, and even the loss of his job are just among the many events Anderson has delt with since the video. While we are not in the business of protecting predators (nor are we doing that here,) it is our job to present the facts as we know them. Below, are some snippets from the conversation between Anderson and whom he believed was a 15 yo girl.
The conversation does have us wondering just how far his lawsuit will actually go. Within, there are a variety of “red flags,” potential indicators that OPP may have been onto something. Even if they are in the right, the group itself has arisen questions with us.
While we have seen a variety of videos from this group, what we have not seen is any evidence that the group actually contacts law enforcement. While there maybe a reason for this, the group has never addressed them, a potential red flag in itself. What we have seen, however, is a couple of men who have conversations with potential predators. They meet up with the target at public locations, make a video, and leave it at that. There is a correct way to do this and there is an incorrect way to catch predators; this method would be correct if they worked with law enforcement and actually removed these people from the streets. Instead, in most cases, the alleged predator leaves upon gaining some fame and the story ends there. So who are they really protecting by doing this?
To be for the children, and to be about protecting them means that one takes the evidence in hopes of securing an arrest. If they aren’t doing this, and that does appear to be the case, than they really aren’t protecting the children; the advice is simple: get the predators off the streets. We are going to be observing this one closely due to the lawsuit. While we do intend to update this when able, we also hope the group takes a more proactive approach of getting these predators incarcirated.