Anonymous page set up to ‘expose’ sex offenders in Halifax
EXCLUSIVE: An online group attempting to ‘expose’ sex offenders in Halifax is attracting local attention.
According to the page, ‘Halifax against sex offenders’ was set up ‘for publishing people known/suspected to have comited being/have been charged with a sexual offence (any ethnicity or colour)’.
It gained over 500 fans on Facebook in a couple of days of being set up.
The person behind the group, who wants to remain anonymous, said: “If I’m honest I feel Halifax needed something like this. It’s too common that people are committing these offences and I felt Halifax needed a deterrent as well as informing the rest of Halifax of the goings on that they may or may not know about.
“In Halifax there are similar pages like this but this is Halifax’s first and only on this specific matter and we are making great progress at the moment.”
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Although the owners are aware of the likes of self-styled “Paedophile Hunter” Stinson Hunter, the owners say they do not lure in offenders but use mainly news to raise awareness.
The admin said: “We are against all sex offences but do not pretend to be someone else to lure the offenders to us. We only print stories of true events that have happened to real people, and we don’t have enough time to pretend to be a 14-year-old girl to lure an old man.
“Many of our stories come from the press or true stories from the victims themselves with adequate evidence or proof it actually happened.”
The group does however, ask people to come forward if they have information to share, “as long as the accusations are true”.
The group says it has no ties to any political or faith-based group.
The admin also wrote: “Anyone reporting this page to Facebook or the police is covering for the offenders and will be suspected by the police and us as being a culprit or offender”.
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