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Predators are men who allegedly engaged in sexually explicit online communications with decoys portraying themselves as girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 15. Each predator allegedly made plans to meet their intended victims and ultimately traveled to a sting house location for this purpose. Men who have only hit on decoys are called “suspected predators”, or “potential predators”, whereas those that have actually have victimized children or adults in a sexual fashion are labeled as bonafide “predators”. Predators of all professions and ages have been caught on the show, ranging from the young and unemployed to the elderly and successful. Some predators are also repeat offenders and others absconded, fleeing before or after going to trial. A few predators are religious, oftentimes using their religion to try and excuse their actions. Even more horrible, some predators are educators. Other predators have since died. These predators were found in many different cities and states, and were featured on a number of different episodes of To Catch a Predator and Hansen vs. Predator.

This category includes some individuals who were not convicted of the charges related to attempting to meet minors for sex or for whom the charges were ultimately dropped. Some suspected and bonafide predators were required to register as sex offenders, whereas others were not required to register due to the charges they were ultimately convicted of. In the United States, alleged criminals are innocent until proven guilty. Those individuals who have not been convicted of the charges related to their activities documented in chat logs and other media should be considered innocent. However, they are included here because the legal proceedings involving them (including the evidence offered as proof of their guilt) are a matter of public interest.

The information provided in the wiki on these men is only for research and curiosity purposes only. Even though all information has been aggregated from public sources, it should not be used to contact or harass in any way as engaging in such actions can lead to legal and criminal action in the states in which these individuals reside.

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