As parents, it’s our responsibility to keep our children safe and away from people who would do them harm.
A large part of the role is teaching children to be aware of the dangers they face in everyday life – be that when online or outside when physically interacting with other human beings.
An Oklahoma dad was forced to take matters into his own hands when he found out that his 15-year-old daughter was being groomed by a stranger on the internet.
After finding out that a man was stalking his 15-year-old daughter (sending pictures and nude messages over Facebook), this dad knew he had to do something about it. He went to the police and showed them the messages, before hatching a plan of his own. (a)
Jeremy Dewayne Gibson, 33, was allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a 15-year-old girl, including talk of meeting to have sex, which the teen’s father was able to see through a parental control app he set up to monitor her activity, authorities said.
He had been tracking his teenager daughter’s phone for some time through app Family Time and so had been privy to the fact that a stranger was trying to convince her to meet up with him.
(a) After realizing that the stranger Gibson was planning on coming to his family home to meet his teenager daughter, the furious dad set up a sting operation involving a tent and a surveillance camera with the help of his neighbors. He lured Gibson in by saying that his daughter was waiting for him in the tent.
(a) It didn’t take long before the camera caught something to chill the father’s blood. Just as planned, the stalker arrived at a little past midnight and approached the tent.
Only, it wasn’t the man’s daughter in the tent. Rather, a woman was lying in wait… and she wasn’t alone. The dad and two other men were hiding close by, waiting for Gibson to move in.
(a) As he did so the men leaped from their spot and tackled him to the ground, binding his hands and feet with cable ties.
The police thereafter hailed the sting operation, stating that it had been executed professionally and properly.
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