Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in Ramsgate in connection with sexual offences following a ‘sting’ by STOP (secretly tackling online predators).
A team from the group used a decoy to lure the man who they accuse of sending explicit images to a 14-year-old girl.
Questions have, however, been raised about the legality of using handcuffs to detain the man while waiting for police. The SIA (Security Industry Authority) is investigating.
STOP describes itself as “Decoys, Hunters, Security and Research Team aiming to rid the communities of online sexual predators who prey on young children..”
A Kent Police spokesman said: “Officers arrested a 35-year-old man at around 11pm on Thursday, June 27 in Monkton Place, Ramsgate.
“He was arrested in connection with sexual offences and has been bailed to the police station.”
This guy who used the handcuffs is a moron and needs stopping. He dresses as a police officer and ambulance crew. I know these predators need stopping but this idiot does too. He is a total menace to a civilised society. The police need to do their job and investigate the big childish moron properly and stop him keep breaking the law for facebook fame
I welcome groups like these who gather evidence and move in as they are doing the job the police should be doing but have little resources. Some investigators do go over board tho and become ego heads and footage should not be released into after court. A time is probably coming when we will need to self police again.