Three young men are being prosecuted for allegedly attempting to stop a child predator. John, Julian, and Nicholas, all under thirty, face charges of 2nd degree battery, standing accused of intervening when an adult male came to their home late at night believing he would be meeting with a fifteen year old child he had been grooming online. According to police reports, when the three young men confronted the attempted child predator and prepared to phone the police to come and arrest him, an altercation ensued.
Here is the local newspaper account of the story.
The attempted child predator falsely claimed that he was held against his will at gunpoint, but police were unable to find any weapons at the home during their search. Now, the three men who are accused of attempting a legal citizen's arrest need your help to get adequate legal defense against the charge. Please contribute as much as you can to help them finance a lawyer. It's not one person giving a lot, but a lot of people giving a little which will truly make a difference. If you have children whom you wish to protect from child predators, or if you agree that those who target children for sexual exploitation should not be protected by legal technicalities, please help Nicholas, Julian, and John go free. Any amount is appreciated, and those unable to give online may mail concealed cash or a check or money order with the "pay to" blank to P.O. Box 1937, Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560. Send a message to attempted pedophiles with your generous donation today, and on behalf of all innocent children, thank you!