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TV paedophile catcher Stinson Hunter says: ‘it’s Parliament next’

Published October 5, 2014 by misty534

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TV paedophile catcher Stinson Hunter says: ‘it’s Parliament next’

TAMWORTH’s self-styled paedophile catcher Stinson Hunter has pledged to take his crusade to Parliament.

Following the smash hit success of the Channel 4 documentary ‘The Paedophile Hunter’, Tamworth-raised Hunter, wants to raise awareness about the dangers of online sexual predators in the most powerful building in the country.

A huge groundswell of support has been shown for the work of Stinson and his team from across the world following the hard-hitting film.

Despite the success of the documentary, it has not dampened his appetite to ensure that everyone is aware of the dangers and he said he would ultimately like the issue to be debated by the nation’s leading politicians.

“I would take this to the government, 100 per cent, get me in the House of Parliament and I would tell them all about it, this is a worldwide problem,” he said.

“From day one all I have wanted to do is hold a mirror up to society and say ‘look, this is happening and something needs to be done about it’.”

He admitted he was staggered at the level of support shown for the shocking documentary, which was trending worldwide on Twitter, and saw his number of supporters soar into the social media stratosphere.

“I am proud, I have a mixture of a thousand different emotions,” he said.

“It is bigger than I ever, ever expected it to be. I have been bigging it up but I never thought it would be trending worldwide –it’s insane.”

He has stressed it has never been about making himself a household name – but raising awareness to the frightening problems online – and he is proud that the documentary has done just that.

“It validates everything that I have done and it proves to a lot of people the misconceptions they had about what I do,” he explained.

He watched the documentary with his beloved dog Meg: “When it was finished I took her out for a walk, which I don’t normally do at night but my head was just battered, I couldn’t take it all in,” he said.

With a meticulous attention to detail, Stinson has already started work on his next projects: “I have been planning, I have been looking at the laws and am deciding what to do next. People don’t see what I do in the background.

“I think the first thing I want to do is the online safety campaign, it is not going to happen overnight.”

He turns 33 next week and is planning on taking a holiday before getting back to his now famed work.

“I would do other TV stuff but it would have to be the right project and something I believe in,” he hinted.

He said he was inspired to start his work by the TV investigative journalist Roger Cook, whose ‘Cook Report’ programme was huge in the late 80s and 90s. “He is a legend,” he said,

“He inspired me, his no-nonsense attitude towards it, he was controversial and I wanted to be controversial too.”

This element of controversy has seen criticism fired at Stinson, but he says that the documentary silences the abuse he has received: “It is like two fingers up to them, especially the police, who did not believe that the film was coming out.”

Thousands of pounds have been donated by supporters to help him continue his work.

Less than an hour after the documentary came to an end, he unveiled a new kickstarter project online and it attracted more than £10,000 in pledges.

The total has reached more than £23,000 and should enable Stinson and his team to continue next chapter after Christmas.

“I need time to get my head together but hopefully in January we will start again,” he said,

“But I am not going anywhere, I am not going to vanish, I am still going to be causing trouble but I need to plan what we are going to do next, and how we are going to do it.”

The kickstarter project will rely on pledges and, in return, the site offers everything from a half-an-hour Skype Q & A to Stinson Hunter having a firm’s name tattooed on his leg.

The Paedophile Hunter raises over £13,500 for NEW project: ‘Now it’s time for brutal, no-holds-barred honesty’

Published October 2, 2014 by misty534

Sex attacker chasing Stinson Hunter is also ready to take on the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police on ‘how they are helping or failing you’

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Lead vigilante in Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter has revealed plans of a new project.

Despite being run over by an alleged sex attacker Stinson Hunter will continue his controversial work.

Plans listed on a cloud-funding site state the the 31-year-old and his team will make more documentaries on different ‘areas in the news’, as well as ‘feature length films based on ideas and things that inspire them’, and even a film on the Crown Prosecution Service.

The latter is a ‘documentary on the CPS and the police and how they work, how they are helping you, failing you and what could be improved’.

The Paedophile Hunter: Controversial documentary provokes passionate reaction on Twitter The

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Hunter and his team have come under fire from police and many organisations for their work.

Speaking on This Morning yesterday, Stinson explained their last project in great detail.

He told Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden that his team doesn’t contact the men involved in last night’s controversial documentary, he said: “I don’t really find them. What we do it we set up a profile with a girl who is over the age of 18… when they get a message and respond saying we’re only aged 13. Then it is up to them. We never contact them, we wait for them to contact us.”

‘Paedophile Hunter’ vows to continue his controversial work, despite being RUN OVER by potential sex attacker

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The ‘new project’ will look at how ‘different organisation’ work.

He states: “Given our extensive dealings with these organisation we have experienced a lot of troubling things that we feel need to be addressed publicly and for changes to be made.”

“Five years ago, I began a project. Using only my laptop, a camera and a Facebook page, I set out to expose the threat to our children from online predators.

“Early on, I met my soul mate, Grime, the person who would take on this adventure with me. Using online profiles of fake underage children, we attempted to lure predators out from behind their online personas and into carefully constructed, and filmed real life meetings with me. In these stings, I confronted these men – and the world – with evidence of what they had done, and then I handed them over to the police.

“Our original goals have been hit; the lack of Internet safety for our children has been brought to the attention of not only you, but the media and the authorities, we have been labeled as vigilantes of the cyber era; risking life and limb to protect the public. But now it’s time for something new, there are other issues that need our attention.”

Paedophile Hunter: 90% of Mirror readers AGREE with vigilante Stinson Hunter’s controversial tactics

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On the site Stinson and his team have asked for £10,000 for the new project.

So far they have raised over £13,500.

Here are their goals listed on the cloud-funding site, which include a follow up documentary with unseen extras and even a piece on the CPS and how they carry out their work.

  • Creating our own stay safe online campaign designed to be shown on the Internet, schools, youth clubs, homes and parent meetings.
  • Our own documentary that we are currently editing together that was filmed alongside our Channel 4 Documentary which will be packed with unseen extras
  • A documentary on the CPS and the Police and how they work, how they are helping you, failing you and what could be improved. Given our extensive dealings with these organisation we have experienced a lot of troubling things that we feel need to be addressed publicly and for changes to be made.
  • Full length documentaries on areas in the news that we feel need more exposure and may be being buried by the wider media.
  • Feature length films based on ideas and things that inspire us

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Watch the full interview on This Morning’s website.In last night’s documentary it was revealed that Hunter has helped secure 10 convictions against men who have attempted to groom young girls for sex.

by Danny Walker Daily Mirror

Tamworth paedophile catcher reveals identity as TV documentary set to air

Published September 16, 2014 by misty534

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A documentary about a Tamworth self-styled paedophile hunter is due to be televised on Channel 4 next month.

The documentary which features Stinson Hunter, who grew up and went to school in the town, will be aired on Wednesday, October 1 at 10pm.

Not only did he make the announcement about the documentary, called The Paedophile Hunter, this morning, he also officially revealed his identity.

Throughout all of his online work, the 32-year-old kept his identity a secret, and his army of follows have only ever heard his voice.

But, on the YouTube clip people finally get to see what he looks like

Speaking to the News about the documentary, which has been 18 months in the making, Stinson warned that he is more than aware that it may split opinion.

“I am not a saint, I have never hidden the fact that I have got a past and I know there is going to be some backlash,” he said.

“But it’s not about me, it has never been about me, it’s been about the work that we have been doing and getting the message across about what happens on line.

“I hope that the documentary makes people sit up and realise what is going on, and what some people do when they are online.”

The documentary airs nine days before Stinson’s birthday and is a present he has been waiting for: “This documentary has been a long time coming. We started it and then I got ran over, and that was a real turning point for me as I could have died, and I decided then that I want to do something to make a difference,” he said.

Hunter, who went to Wilnecote High School, told the Herald that despite not being born in the town “it will always be home”. Previously, In an exclusive interview, he told how in 1999 he started a blaze in the cloakroom of the school following an argument with his girlfriend. “I was just a kid and I was stupid,” he said.

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