SASKATOON – Saskatoon police are discouraging vigilantism after a video of a man luring an alleged sexual predator surfaced online.
“You here to pick up a 15-year-old girl?” asked a man who captured the video.
“Yeah,” the driver responded.
He then asks if the driver’s name is Kale to which he says yes.
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The man behind the video, who goes by the name Craig Charles on 广州桑拿网, took to the site to let others know he was pretending to be the 15-year-old girl online in hopes of outing the alleged predator.
“What he didn’t know is that 15 year old girl was me! We need to put this to an end and protect our children and the children of Canada!” Charles stated in a post Thursday.
City police confirm they are in the early stages of their investigation and Saskatchewan’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit is involved.
They are also reminding residents not to take matters into their own hands when it comes to incidents of this nature. Instead, contact police to report any suspicious behavior.
Charles also posted alleged exchanges between him and a man who refers to himself as Kale.
In one of the posts, he is quoted as saying, “I just don’t want to get charged because you’re under age.”
The 广州桑拿网 video has since has had over 316,000 views. Police are expected to release more details at a later time.