Former ‘To Catch A Predator’ Host Joins Marquette Police in Sting
Takedown with Chris Hansen found its way to Marquette. The host joined forces with law enforcement up in the Upper Peninsula for a three-day sting operation. Chris Hansen is a TV journalist who used to host To Catch a Predator, where he exposed people trying to engage in illegal activities with minors. After his departure from Dateline NBC in 2013, he’s been keeping busy filming himself nabbing child predators for the TruBlu Crime Streaming Network.
As stated in the news release, seven people are now facing charges for a series of serious offenses, including engaging in Child Sexually Abusive Activity, Using a Computer to Commit a Crime, and Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes. These charges carry varying degrees of penalties, from 4 to 20 years of imprisonment. The people caught in the operation include a range of ages and backgrounds.
Among the people apprehended during this Marquette operation were:
- A 61-year-old man from Newberry, Michigan
- A 21-year-old man from Houghton, Michigan
- A 41-year-old man from Wallace, Michigan
- An 18-year-old man from Gwinn, Michigan
- A 26-year-old man from Negaunee, Michigan
- A 67-year-old man from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
- A 62-year-old man from Skandia, Michigan
The episode from this sting operation debuted on Thursday, August 24, on the TruBlu streaming network, as mentioned in the press release. Currently, you can watch the episode on the crime streaming service here.
Other true crime shows involving Michigan
Michigan has seen its fair share of true crime shows being produced. In February, Hulu released a new true crime documentary titled How I Caught My Killer. In its sixth episode, titled “You Can See Panic,” the documentary examines the tragic story of 14-year-old April Milsap from Armada, who was walking her dog when she was brutally killed.
Last month, the Investigation Discovery channel aired a true crime documentary series named Sex and Murder. It looked into the case of expectant mother Jenny Webb. The show’s 60-minute episode about the Webb case, titled “Bite of Evidence,” explored her death by strangulation and the subsequent conviction of a Buena Vista Township police officer for her murder.
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