San Diego, CA — Across the country brave individuals provide a much needed service to society by launching undercover stings to ensnare child predators. These vigilante groups pose as children online and allow the predators to do all the talking as not to entrap them before scheduling a meeting and exposing the pedophiles.
The template for these encounters usually involves the alleged pedophile showing up to meet who they think is a child, and meeting the pedophile hunter instead. This is the same method employed by the highly popular show To Catch a Predator.
The group People vs. Preds is one of the most successful of these organizations and has a record of dozens of confrontations in just the last few months — highlighting the serious problem of online predators attempting to meet children. One of the alleged predators to be ensnared by their tactics is making headlines this week as his job consisted of locking up people, for the very crimes he was caught committing.
Their latest pedophile take down was a top level official with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department who has been there for 25 years. Sergeant Luis Rios was communicating with PVP for months, according to the outlet, as they pretended to be an under age boy. The online sting came to a head on Friday as PVP confronted Rios in a parking lot as he waited to meet the boy.
That boy never came, however, as he doesn’t exist and was merely a fake persona created and used to catch this child predator. As the video below shows, Rios is caught completely off guard and denies being himself.
He says he is in the parking lot waiting on McDonald’s while he was actually waiting to meet a little boy for sex. As the cameraman continues to question Rios, the top cop decides that he’s had enough and speeds off as the cameraman chases after him.
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