Geordie Chasers are a North East based online child protection team, their main goal is to deter groomers from talking to our children online by having a presence monitoring sites known to us to have children being approached by adults most of the time looking for sex and sexual activity.
By talking to Geordie Chasers decoys that’s potentially real children not been targeted by these online sexual predators, once we have all the evidence we approach the predator and film it for evidence then hand them over to the police for them to do their investigations.
The launch of the new website www.geordiechasers.co.uk marks a milestone I this small, and totally voluntary group. The website has been carefully planned over a period of time to not just share videos of these vile Nonce’s, but to also help parents to keep their child safe with some excellent content this really is a hub of information that all parents should take time to read.
We all know the word Paedophile, but I am quite show that a great many people don’t actually know much about them, what to look for and crucially how to identify a Paedophile which very sadly these days seem to come in an array of different guise.
They have put together a fantastic article on‘How to Identify a Paedophile’ and I know that I as a parent myself found some if actually shocking but very revealing and the way the world is today I would implore all parents to make sure that they read this article, this could be one piece of reading that may well stop your child becoming a victim of these vile creatures. Click here to read now, of copy the hyperlink below into your browser
So, just who are these unsung heroes, ‘The Geordie Chasers’,and why do they keep their identity’s hidden, and not for any sinister reasons, but to protect their own safety of possible reprisals from those that they have exposed and helped to convict. Nor they walk about in capes with underwear over their clothes, superhero style. These are a group of normal everyday hard working men and women who give their time, and a lot of it to trying to keep our children safe.
And, I know this first hand. Geordie Chasers contacted me some weeks ago due to my background as a former Doorman and asked if I could help them on a sting as security. They didn’t just say ‘Come on then Stu lets go” we talked a lot about it over a couple weeks to make sure that I understood what they wanted me to do, and that was to keep them safe, and to keep the mark safe. When they first said to keep the potential Nonce safe I thought to myself ‘Why in the world would I want to protect or keep safe a beast’, and the more we talked this is actually essential to get a conviction. If for example a passer-by to sting see’s what’s going on and they attack the Nonce then there is a very good chance that they cannot be convicted.
Now I am not debating the rights and wrongs of this and I would never want to keep a Paedophile Safe, but I want what we all want, and that to have them taken off the streets and locked up.
Equally it’s to keep team safe as well and if required to take down and physically restrain the Paedophile making sure not to cross a line and stay within the realms of what is deemed reasonable force.
I wasn’t sure what I expected as I met the team in a non-descript fast food outlet, in a no district little town in the North East, but what I encountered that night were two run of the mill, just normal people, but doing an extra ordinary thing to keep children safe.
The amount of time and work that goes into a sting is phenomenal, they don’t just rock up for ten minutes to meet a paedophile, film him get him arrestted and job done, far from it. From hours on end acting as a decoy which must be vile sickening work, to preparing evidence and then often sitting into the early hours at a police station after the arrest.
What struck me a lot the night I went on a sting was they had with them ready typed completed statements in the correct and official format ready to hand to law enforcement, and a CD with all of the evidence ready to hand over to the police.
It was a successful sting that I joined the team to assist them with, and the thing that will stay with me forever is what the Paedophile said as he was handcuffed and being led into a police car “Well it’s her fault, it’s an 18-year-old and over website, so she shouldn’t have been on it in the first place” as if to justify he sick and depraved actions!
I would ask that everyone, no matter if they are parents or not please check out the website, you never know the knowledge that you gain by reading some of the excellent resources held here maybe, one day could save a child from the most disgusting and vile of crimes. Once you have checked out the site then please could you ALL share the website on all of your social media pages so not only can this fantastic resource be shared, but it also raises awareness of just what a dangerous world we bring our children up in these days.
A big thanks to the Geordie Chasers for allowing me to help on a real sting, it’s certainly increased my awareness and knowledge of this sickening and vile subject, and of course I am sure to be helping them them out again at some point in the future.
Your support is much needed by Geordie Chases, so please check the website www.geordiechasers.co.uk and list them on Social Media.
Lets keep our children safe!!
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