Vigilante exposing suspected child predators online confronts Carleton ice cream shop owner
FOX 2 – Skeeter Jean on his YouTube channel posts videos confronting suspected child predators as a vigilante, and then posts them on social media.
The last suspected predator he exposed this week was the owner of an ice cream shop in Carleton, County Monroe, where there is now a sign for sale – and graffiti on the building.
He eventually faced off against a 63-year-old man at Main Street Dairy. He denied everything even though Skeeter brought a chat log of their conversation to a dating app called Grindr where Skeeter was posing as a 14-year-old boy.
“I’m waiting for them to contact me to send me a message,” he said. “I configured the accounts on the app, I let them cool down. I stay back and when one of them comes in and they text me I immediately let them know, ‘It’s my age, are you okay with that?’
Skeeter uses decades-old photos of a friend when he was 14 on his profile. In this case, he says, the glacier sent him a message first.
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“It got a little sexual and one thing led to another and boom, now we have the videos,” Skeeter said.
The Carleton Ice Cream Shop is now closed and on sale.
The man even wrote to the fake teenage profile that he could be the boy’s grandfather – then the two planned to meet.
Skeeter turned his evidence over to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, who confirmed he was currently investigating to try to locate the suspected sexual predator.
“It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it and that someone is me,” Skeeter said.
Skeeter Jean in a recent video at the ice cream shop.
That being said, the Monroe County Sheriff tells FOX 2 that if people suspect something criminal is going on, come to the police first, instead of taking justice yourself.