Newspaper article The Canadian Press

President of Surrey Creep Catchers Says He Was Arrested by the RCMP

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

President of Surrey Creep Catchers Says He Was Arrested by the RCMP

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Creep Catchers president says he was arrested

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SURREY, B.C. - The president of the vigilante group Surrey Creep Catchers says he was arrested Monday night following a confrontation with a man the organization's members accused of being a pedophile.

The group targets people they allege are child sexual predators by posing as minors online, arranging to meet their targets and filming the encounters, which are then published on the Internet.

Ryan LaForge, president of the group, posted a Facebook Live video late Monday saying he was "arrested and charged for assault" after conducting a "citizen's arrest" of a target.

He says he was released after posting $1,000 bail and described the incident as "well worth it."

LaForge could not be reached from comment.

Asked about LaForge's comments on Facebook in connection to the arrest, Surrey RCMP says its officers received reports of alleged child luring and assault on Monday night, but it would not confirm the names of anyone involved. …

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