in my professional opinion parental monitoring of mobile phones and computers can help with giving the police evidence that they can use to catch these criminals in a far safer way
(PRWEB UK) 24 April 2013
According to a recent BBC News report dated 22nd April 2013 four parents have formed a ‘vigilante’ group to confront paedophiles by posing as young girls online. The parents calling themselves Letzgo Hunting claim to have allegedly challenged seven men in person after chatting with them on the internet. Four men have been arrested by Leicestershire police based on evidence gathered by the group, but the police said their tactics could have a ‘negative effect’ on child abuse victims and their success in court. Leicestershire Police said that last month they arrested a 54-year-old man in Warwickshire, a 24-year-old man in Loughborough, and a 33-year-old man in Hinckley. A 45-year-old man was arrested in the West Midlands last week. All are currently on police bail pending further enquiries.
The BBC report goes on to say that one member of the group, who calls himself Scumm Buster online, defended the group’s activities by saying:
"We're not there to hurt anybody. We are there to get an explanation."
He said the group - three men and one woman - posed online as girls aged between 12 and 15. They chatted to men online, some of whom wanted to have intimate conversations of a sexual nature.
"While they are on the internet - in a fantasy world - saying they are going to do this and that, there are no particular laws broken.
"Once they show up and make it very clear that their intent is to meet the person for sex, that's the bit where the law is actually broken."
Private investigators from Leeds Private Detectives believe that a better solution, to catching online paedophiles, is to install parental computer and mobile phone monitoring. This service will give the parents or guardian the ability to see exactly who their child is communicating with online and will offer other benefits such as monitoring what websites the child is visiting and what times they are using their phone or computer, when perhaps they should be doing homework or be asleep.
Spokesperson from Leeds Private Detectives, Ashlea Peters said:
“It is understandable that parents wish to take matters into their own hands when it comes to catching online predators, but in my professional opinion parental monitoring of mobile phones and computers can help with giving the police evidence that they can use to catch these criminals in a far safer way.”
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