Internet Hoax-Chris Hansen is not a child molestor
KJ Mullins: An Internet hoax claims that ‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen was arrested for child molestation. This is false. The post was started on Wikipedia.org.
The Wikipedia post read: “Chris Hansen was arrested for Child Molestation on September 3, 2010.”
Hansen’s NBC show ‘To Catch a Predator’ focuses on catching potential internet sex predators. During shows adults pose as children on the Internet and lure sex predators to a location where Hansen is waiting with the authorities. The suspects are arrested and the arrests are filmed in process for the show.
“We don’t label these guys as pedophiles. Pedophiles have a very specific definition, people who are interested in prepubescent sex. What we’re talking about here are potential predators,” Hansen said according to the show’s Wikipedia page.
The show was canceled in 2008.