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September 3rd, 2003


In the “It’s Disgusting, but It’s Probably a Good Thing That Someone’s Doing It” file goes Perverted Justice (not work-safe), a site that highlights and humiliates pedophiles stalking young prey. Creepy men are sought out (or lured) and their stomach-churning IM chat logs are posted on the site along side their picture and personal information. It’s vigilante justice, that’s for sure, but you know… after reading some of these chatlogs, I begin to feel that their tactics are justified. The bait focus on regional chatrooms, “where they will meet people who are often-times within half an hour of where they live.”

Interestingly, when this site appeared on Metafilter, one person got fired for viewing the site at work and they were accused of being a pedophile. Yikes.

Read through the FAQ and mission statement. And if you’re feeling up to it, check out the archives. This stuff’s bothersome, but take some solace in the fact that these people are being exposed.

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FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday September 3, 2003 -- 11:00:49 am
I just wish there was something more that could be done, like turning these in to law enforcement..sadly, a simple IM log probably isnt enough to get anything done, but maybe some exposure would do the trick.

Some of these are really disturbing, tho..

FROM: Chris
DATE: Wednesday September 3, 2003 -- 1:13:00 pm
This is particularly scary for those of us with daughters. Even at the mall I'll notice older men staring at my 7 year old daughter. It is very creepy.

FROM: elwood
DATE: Wednesday September 3, 2003 -- 10:37:36 pm
i guess it only makes sense that your average pervert isn't exactly too bright... especially when the person perfoming the sting tells the person to go to for some pics and the person goes there, surfs around the site and still doesn't figure it out that they've been had...

that "Cheaters" show on tv should do a variation of that show where they set up the pervs wanting to meet up with a child... that would make for some good tv, plus it would expose those wackos on national tv.

hell cannot be too hot for child molesters.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday September 3, 2003 -- 10:53:45 pm
Those with strong constitutions might find some insight into the pedophile's mind watching the documentary Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys. Pretty quickly you'll wonder how any of these guys can even function on a day-to-day level when they think see pre-pubescent boys flirting with them almost everywhere they go. Really, really surprising and unsettling stuff.

FROM: Ace High
DATE: Thursday September 4, 2003 -- 3:57:32 pm
Statisticly these sons of bitches are rare. Whatever they want to write is protected by the first amendment and they have a right to write it. They do not have the right, however,cross the line and threaten or do something to a kid. It does seem like a good idea to be able to expose, embarrass and keep an eye on these sick fucks.

FROM: GreenFish
DATE: Tuesday September 9, 2003 -- 7:06:59 pm
I'm glad to see that SOMEONE out there is exposing these sick people. This site is fantastic, and I hope they continue to keep up the good work. Thanks for the link.

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