It’s impossible for us to totally eradicate sexual predators from our society but as a society, we can all come together to put things in place to protect victims. One Oklahoma dad came up with an ingenious plan to catch a sexual predator who was creeping on his 15-year-old daughter online.
The sexual predator was a much older man and was sending “lewd photos” to the 15-year-old girl according to Del City Police Maj. Jody Suit:
“The pictures were being sent back and forth, and sexual behavior, or at least sexual acts, virally were occurring,” he said.
“The family took it upon themselves to pretend to be her and invite the suspect to the house to meet her in the backyard in a tent for the purpose of having sex,” Suit said. “Just before he enters the tent, the father, and three family members … tackle him and zip tie his hands and feet and hold him until the police get there.”
The man was then arrested and charged “with unlawful communication by the use of technology, using a phone and social media to communicate with a minor.”
And even though officials don’t advise parents to take such measures to capture suspects, Suit said, “But as a parent, I don’t blame him. I think it’s your right to protect your children.”