To Catch a Predator

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Have a Seat, Chris Hansen's Back on the Predator Beat

Ex-NBC host's Kickstarter campaign let him film first set of busts in Connecticut

(Newser) - For four days earlier this month, a temporary tenant took up residence in Fairfield, Conn., someone who probably would have been familiar to many of the locals if he weren't holed up in a house with police, waiting for potential sex offenders. It was Chris Hansen, ex-host of NBC'... More »

Chris Hansen Wants to Catch Predators Again

He would also like you to pay for him to do it, via Kickstarter

(Newser) - Chris Hansen, last seen getting unceremoniously dumped by NBC in the wake of a little marital infidelity , wants to crawl back into the underworld of would-be pedophiles, and he's hoping to catch you in a generous mood so he can do it, reports Rolling Stone . The former NBC reporter'... More »

Chris Hansen Will No Longer Catch Predators for NBC

Network doesn't renew his contract

(Newser) - It's a pretty boilerplate statement explaining what on its face is a simple parting of ways: NBC News on Friday confirmed that it's not renewing Chris Hansen's contract, a split that's getting wide pickup today. The To Catch a Predator host "has been a valued... More »

Ex-Mistress Pens Open Letter About Predator Host

Kristyn Caddell tells her side of the story

(Newser) - If you've just been dying for more details on the To Catch a Predator affair scandal from 2011, well, happy 3rd of July. In an open letter published in the National Enquirer today, "other woman" Kristyn Caddell tells her side of the story. Predator host Chris Hansen led... More »

To Catch a Predator Host Also Sexted: Enquirer

Tabloid offers more dirt on Chris Hansen

(Newser) - The National Enquirer is ratcheting up the embarrassment factor on To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen. The tabloid that exposed his alleged affair also says he sexted the woman involved, reports the Daily Mail . (The Enquirer piece itself isn't online.) The DM describes two racy photos sent... More »

To Catch a Predator Host Caught Cheating on Wife

On hidden camera, of course

(Newser) - Here's a bit of irony: Chris Hansen, who makes a living exposing sexual predators in hidden camera stings, has been caught—on a hidden camera—cheating on his wife. The To Catch a Predator host has been seeing Kristyn Caddell for almost four months, sources tell the National Enquirer... More »

Danger From Internet Predators Overstated: Study

Media exaggerates reports of minors solicited online, task force finds

(Newser) - Remember all the hoopla about sexual predators on MySpace? Well … never mind. A task force created by 49 state attorneys general finds no significant problem with minors being propositioned by adults on social-networking sites, the Raleigh News & Observer reports, with widespread fears to the contrary a “moral... More »

Child Porn Found in Home of Suicide DA

Texas man shot self as NBC sex predator sting closed in

(Newser) - Texas investigators looking into the suicide of a former county district attorney found child porn in his home, reports the Dallas Morning News. He shot himself last year as a SWAT team closed in and a Dateline NBC camera crew covering internet predators waited outside. A search of laptops, a... More »

Ex-Producer Sues NBC Over 'Predator'

Ethical concerns about popular crime show led to firing, lawsuit says

(Newser) - A former producer of "To Catch a Predator" is suing NBC, claiming she was fired for criticizing the popular show. Marsha Bartel says she expressed ethical worries about the way the program snares would-be child molesters in a cybersting, the Smoking Gun reports, and was fired shortly thereafter. She... More »

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