A brand new York activist group known as 607 Predator Hunters shot as they confronted a man a week ago who allegedly showed up to meet what he thought was obviously a fifteen-year-old boy for sexual intercourse.
The teen turned out to be a decoy utilized by the group to lure suspected predators who agree to meet in public.
The person filmed in the encounter ended up being a news anchor for NBC affiliate WETM-TV named Zach Wheeler.
Wheeler at first denied he sought to have sex with the decoy teenage boy, instead suggesting he or she wanted to convince him to remain off gay dating apps.
The anchor also claimed at 1 point the group targets the particular gay community, but among the group members said they go after predators on both homosexual and straight dating apps.
The group associates read the chat logs returning to the news anchor showing this individual supposedly wanted to “ cuddle” with the teen and asked if they were interested in chubby men.
The neighborhood news reporter was said to have asked the teen decoy how many people he’s rested with, if he enjoys “ getting head” and when he’d send sexy pictures.
After asking the guys confronting him if they wanted money, as if he were being blackmailed, Wheeler suggested he could help them “ find more predators” and even get their videos transmit on local news.
When they informed him they were going to give the video clip of him being exposed to a nearby outlet, the anchor was visibly distraught.
Wheeler blamed “ terminate culture” for coming after people like him right after he realized he has been screwed and admitted he or she “ was stupid. ”
A message posted to Facebook on Mon revealed Wheeler’s employer allow him to go after management investigated questions raised by the video.
The predator hunters posted to Facebook upon Monday announcing they given information regarding the encounter over to the state police.