“For the last year, this small group of 20-somethings has run citizen stings in the region, particularly North County, posing as young teens on dating sites, and agreeing to meet with the people they suspect are trying to lure them for sex.” LA Times: Creep Catchers’ name and confront adults who chat with minors online. “These sorts of citizen sting operations can result in public shaming but usually don’t lead to prosecution. Some hail them as effective, exposing predators who target vulnerable young people. Others worry the operatives are untrained and the situations are dangerous. And what about due process for the accused?”