Smouldering Stoat wrote:It has been speculated that when the social media site asked for examples, they expected to be given links rather than be given copies of the images themselves.
Those groups use adults who look like children. (I think)diy wrote:The way it was reported it sounded very much like the social media site did it in spite. i.e. trapping the trapper. But the arguments here are much more reasoned. If the CPS aren't going to consider a prosecution (and I'm not suggesting they should), then where do you draw the line?
There are vigilante groups who entrap people looking to groom kids on social media and they make citizens arrests when their prey meets them at the arrange hook up. The police seem against it, but some of the crime commissioners think they do a valid job.
Given the consequences of a conviction are rather serious, I'm not sure I'd be willing to risk it, to trap a criminal or expose shoddy controls.
it looks like the CPS have a policy, but I couldn't find it:;
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... cuted.html
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