Detroit Dad Sets Up His Own Version of 'To Catch a Predator'

April 03, 2013, 7:00 AM

Antoine Martin of Detroit wasn't trying to be NBC's Chris Hansen. He was just playing concerned dad.

Fox2 reports that the dad worried that a man who was a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of America was coming on to his 13-year-old daughter online and wanted to have sex with her.

Taryn Asher reports on the station website:

Antoine Martin said he held the man at his house on Detroit's west side, called police and then waited until they took him into custody.  According to the father, the man is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of America. 

Martin said that he started monitoring his daughter's Facebook conversations and soon realized this man had taken a liking to his daughter and the conversations became very inappropriate.  The father quickly intervened and, acting as his daughter, started having conversations online with the man.  The father then set up the sting, and said that Tuesday afternoon, the man showed up at his house, then admitted what he was trying to do.

"He said he has a problem, he had a thirst is what he said, and that he was going to try to get help and this would be the last time," Martin explained.  "That's just unacceptable."

Read more:  Fox2

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