Saturday, 21 September 2013

Hunting The Hunters

PUBLISHED: 22:08, 20 September 2013 | UPDATED: 22:08, 20 September 2013

Vigilante who hunts 'child sex predators': Leader of group that closed down following suicide of man it targeted pleaded for anonymity when confronted by the Mail

">Leicester Police told the Mail not to identify the man to protect his family,
>He is the leader of the Letzgo Hunting group set up nine months ago,
>Gang's methods criticised at inquest of 29-year-old engineer Gary Cleary,
>He hanged himself days after the vigilante group accused him of grooming.

Controversial: Police asked the Mail not to reveal the vigilante's identity to protect his family.

This is the Leicestershire man behind a disturbing phenomenon of vigilantes who set out to hunt down and trap suspected child sex offenders, and expose them on the internet.

He is the self-appointed leader of Letzgo Hunting, a gang that closed down this week [sure?] just nine months after he set it up, following the suicide of a man it accused of grooming a pre-pubescent girl for sex over the internet.

The gang’s members acted as detectives, judges and jurors towards those they targeted."


Inside Out East Midlands

"Investigating Letzgohunting.

Who are online paedophile [sic]hunters Letzgohunting? Marie Ashby meets the parents who pursue paedophiles [sic] by posing as young girls online. If the men agree to a meeting they confront them on camera then publish the video and pass their evidence to police. But do their methods risk interfering with police investigations and should they be doing what they do?"

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