Originally Posted by frenchie
On the other hand, who knows what he was capable of.
That is why the Criminal Test is 'beyond a reasonable doubt' which Dateline NBC and Perverted Justice do not respect.
If you visit the Wiki
page, which I expected to be filled with the usual junk, it is surprisingly straightforward in reporting that this 'sting' operation was essentially an illegal set-up.
"On June 1, 2007, the Collin County District Attorney's office announced that it would not pursue any of the indictments that To Catch a Predator had netted
. Officials from the DA's office believed that cases were riddled with errors
. More problematically, it appeared that nearly all of the investigative work had been done by Perverted-Justice and Dateline
, with the police only playing the role of the arresting force. In its response, PJ said it had complied with the DA, offered assistance and evidence, but had found the DA to be corrupt and lazy."
I'm not going to defend a kid-toucher, but I can't defend NBC or Perverted Justice in this instance either.