In an undercover investigation and covert operation, “Not In My Town”, members of the V4CR “VIPR” team conducted a joint law enforcement sting with the New Haven Office of the State’s Attorney and Guilford Police Department in Guilford, CT resulting in the arrest of five sexual predators.
Operation “Not In My Town” set out to identify pedophiles operating online and through messaging apps that are actively seeking sex with underage children. During the course of the investigation over 4,000 potential online sexual predators inquired about engaging in sex with a 12 year old female decoy within a 24 hour period. Over 40 of the most motivated inquiries pursued the decoy via the online platforms and text messages to arrange a physical encounter.
The operation was funded, coordinated and planned by Veterans For Child Rescue (V4CR), a non profit organization founded by legendary Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL DEV GRU Operator Craig “Sawman” Sawyer. The organization’s mission is to raise awareness of child sex trafficking and exploitation and to contribute to a non-permissive environment for pedophiles and sexual predators in the United States. As part of these efforts V4CR is also in production on a feature length documentary film, CONTRALAND scheduled for NetFlix distribution in 2018.
The predators that were arrested in this operation easily made direct contact with the decoy through several well known online publically accessible applications and were each quickly able to arrange a secret meeting for sex with the underage decoy. The predators ranged in age, profession, and ethnicity proving that these criminals can be anyone and are prevalent everywhere. Upon arrival the predators were greeted by the decoy(s) where discussion of their intentions continued. However instead of an illegal sexual encounter the predators were confronted by Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer, members of the VIPR team and a camera crew.
Special thanks the following agencies that stepped forward to support this mission:
Branford Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Fairfield Police Department, Madison Police Department, Milford Police Department, North Haven Police Department, West Haven Police Department, the Shoreline Technical Crimes Investigative Group, and the Connecticut Human Trafficking Task Force.
A new precedent has been set, steps have been taken, and these criminals better watch out because we are coming for them! Support the fight by donating or through the purchase of V4CR exclusive merchandise.