A local privacy lawyer says he’ll be keeping an eye on a recent case involving the Cape Breton Creep Catchers as it heads to court.
A member of the group posed as an under-aged girl, and a 31-year-old man was arrested and faces criminal charges after travelling from P.E.I. to meet the girl.
He thought he was making arrangements to have sex with the 14 year old girl, but was instead met by the vigilante group, who passed on video to the police.
Halifax privacy lawyer David Fraser told the Rick Howe show he’s interested to see if the charges will stand up in court.
“Police are very careful in their evidence gathering because they are preparing a record to put in front of judge with very strict rules and Creep Catchers don’t operate in this kind of environment,” Fraser said. “Generally, their purpose is to gather information for shaming purposes.”
Fraser adds police wouldn’t have laid charges if they didn’t believe a conviction was possible.
The man has been charged by police in Charlottetown.