Predators I've Caught With Chris Hansen

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 Apr 8, 2021


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Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of the PREDATORS I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update. Email Chris directly with your comments, suggestions, and questions: Chris@PredatorPodcast.com

Episode Date
“THEY'D JUMPAT THE CHANCE 2 F__ U” - Todd Spikes
34:50

Todd Monroe Spikes was a potential predator and the law enforcement officer exposed in the Flagler Beach, Florida edition of To Catch a Predator. He is best known for bringing an array of guns to the sting house.

Todd was a former police officer who had gone back into law enforcement and was 41 years old at the time that he began an explicit chat with a girl he believed to be 13 years old named “Lindsay”. Typing in all caps, he talked about how he wanted to perform cunnilingus and anallingus on the decoy (hence the name). Because he wanted it to be a regular thing, he talked about moving down and becoming the girl’s mother’s boyfriend as well as cuckolding her by parading her to perfect strangers and watching them have sex. He promised to show up at the sting house at a particular time but fell incommunicado. Because of this, the Dateline crew and law enforcement thought he had backed out, so operations were shut down for the night. However, Todd would call the decoy at 1am saying he was on his way. Because of this, he was pulled over and arrested before he could arrive at the sting house. Shockingly, upon searching his van, they found a large array of guns, plus one revolver in his pocket that was loaded and cocked along with an assault rifle on the passenger seat, loaded and primed. Even more shocking, and this was not covered in the Dateline story, he had all the materials for a body dump: a chainsaw, tarp, ropes, and a boat anchor. Spikes remained silent during questioning and bailed out. He fought the charges for three years, but finally accepted a plea which kept him out of jail. He was given 10 years probation and lifetime RSO status. A very light sentence considering the large amount of circumstantial evidence against him which showed a life or lives (if he got in the sting house) would be in danger had he got to the meet. In 2012, he was arrested for a parole violation. While at the jail, he entered into an altercation, which when combined with his parole violation ended up giving him a three year incarceration stint. He was released in August of 2015.

This episode of Predators I’ve Caught is sponsored by Candid, the clear, comfortable, removable, and practically invisible aligners to help straighten your teeth now.  You can save seventy-five dollars on Candid’s starter kit today.   Go to www.Candidco.com/hansen  and use code Hansen.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.  Email Chris directly, Chris@PredatorPodcast.com

 

Jun 14, 2021
"Well I'll watch ya!”
31:50

Kevin Westerbeck was one of the predators caught in the Greenville, Ohio sting. He is one of the most hated predators on the show and is frequently made fun of due to his height.

Westerbeck was a 47 year old Budget Analyst for the US Military working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base at the time of his involvement on the show. He started chatting with “Destiny”, a girl he believed to be thirteen. He admits to the decoy that he had been arrested and sentenced for soliciting already and was due to start serving his time at the end of the week. Westerbeck asks to come over and after making sure the meeting is about sex, he gives the dimensions of his penis.

On the day of the meet, Westerbeck arrives and is greeted by the decoy by voice. The decoy told him to wait at the barstool while she changed, though Westerbeck insisted that he watch her as he tried to follow her voice. Chris Hansen arrived in order to stop him from meandering deeper into the house and told Westerbeck to take a seat. Westerbeck waddled to the stool and climbed up onto it. Chris then grilled him about the chat as well as reference Westerbeck‘s previous arrest for soliciting minors.

This episode of Predators I’ve Caught is sponsored by Raycon wireless earbuds.   Raycon’s offering 15% off all their products for my listeners and here’s what you’ve gotta do to get it: go to buyraycon.com/Hansen. There you’ll get 15% off your entire Raycon order.

And by Candid, the clear, comfortable, removable, and practically invisible aligners to help straighten your teeth now.  You can save seventy-five dollars on Candid’s starter kit today.   Go to www.Candidco.com/hansen  and use code Hansen.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.  Email Chris directly, Chris@PredatorPodcast.com

 

Jun 07, 2021
“I made you some brownies.”
42:42

Casey Mauro was the female decoy used in the final two stings in Ocean County, NJ and Bowling Green, KY  Casey, a baby-faced 19-year-old, 5’2” and 95 pounds at the time of her participation on the show, had the perfect look and build for a decoy. She was provocative enough to make sure the predators would stay in order for Chris Hansen to have a chance to confront them. She even had two predators, Travis Fowler and Richard Burnham, attempt to sexually assault her with the latter actually being her very first televised encounter. She is generally regarded as one of the best decoys on the show due to her appearance as well as getting some of the most candid of intentions for her from the predators face to face rather than just in the chat room.

 This episode of Predators I’ve Caught is sponsored by Raycon wireless earbuds.   Raycon’s offering 15% off all their products for my listeners and here’s what you’ve gotta do to get it: go to buyraycon.com/Hansen. There you’ll get 15% off your entire Raycon order.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

May 31, 2021
"I thought you was wantin' to be shaved...down there."
26:48

Dustin McPhetridge was 26 when he arrived at the sting house with the hope of meeting a thirteen year old girl named "Laura" that he thought he was chatting with online. He had a twisted and sordid chat with the girl wanting to shave her privates, get her drunk and have rough anal sex with her. He also wanted her to wear a pair of panties for 2-3 days straight and then send them to him. He even sent a picture of a couple having sex. The icing on the cake was when he said that he wanted to have a threesome with her EIGHT year old sister.

After a four hour drive, Dustin waddled into the house with an electric razor and KY Jelly and tried to coax the decoy over to do all the twisted things he had on his mind. He instead got to meet Chris Hansen.

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Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

May 24, 2021
Meet the worst and most hated predator.
29:12
Thomas John Bodnar is a child sex predator involved in the Riverside, California edition of To Catch a Predator. He is arguably referred to as the worst and most hated predator caught in the history of the show.

Bodnar, 42 at the time of his chat with whom he believed was a thirteen-year-old boy, was already a serial child molester at the time of his arrest. He was part of a big brother program in Salem, Oregon and was befriended by a single mother who wanted to give her three children a positive male influence in their lives. He would betray that trust by systematically molesting and raping all three: two boys and one girl. The children would later come out about it and Bodnar would be sentenced to ten years in prison. In 1999, he was arrested again for having oral sex with an underage boy. In this instance in Riverside, California, he expressed love for the boy, sending nude pictures.

Upon arrival at the house, he called out for the boy as soon as he made it to the door but took off running the second he saw Chris Hansen.

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Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

May 17, 2021
"I'm so th-tupid!"
16:39

Anthony Palumbo, screen name "Hi buddy waz sup," was one of many men to be featured in the Ocean County, New Jersey sting. He is one of the most famous predators in the TCaP fandom. He is called “Gay Romano” by the TCaP community due to his resemblance to comedian Ray Romano, but is evidently gay unlike the comedian Ray Romano.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

May 10, 2021
Hey there Tex!
23:05

Vincent M. Ambrosio was a predator caught in the Fairfield, CT sting. He is notable for having his respective episode of Hansen vs. Predator unreleased until 2019, likely due to fears regarding his mental health. Chris Hansen released the unedited episode as "premium content" on Hansen vs. Predators YouTube channel. Ambrosio enjoys dressing like a cowboy despite living in New York. He's very aware of the fact that it makes him look weird and he moans about it during his tear filled interview with Chris Hansen.

 

May 03, 2021
"I don't do zissa stuff!"
23:18

Mohamad was a 34 year old real estate agent at the time he began chatting with a female Perverted Justice decoy he believed to be thirteen. He asks the decoy various personal questions, such as if she was a virgin, if she had sex with her old boyfriend, and if she masturbated. Mohamad would show a desire to get and receive oral sex from the decoy, telling her at least twice to open her legs up wide. He also transmitted various naked pictures with the heads cropped off.

Abdalla would show up to the house late at night after making a date to do the things that were talked about in the chat. Upon driving up, the decoy waved him into the house and he happily came in with a huge smile on his face. His happiness was short-lived as Chris Hansen soon came out after he was situated.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Apr 26, 2021
Oh no! He brought his son!
18:20

Clifford Wallach was 40 years old when he began chatting with a boy he believed to be fourteen years old named "Tony". Clifford is very guarded during his chat about his intentions, only saying he was looking to "have fun", wanting to communicate by voice instead. After 30 minutes, they end the chat and Clifford begins a voice conversation with Del Harvey, who is pretending to be Tony. Over the phone, he discloses his true intentions, saying he wanted to engage in oral sex with Tony, both giving and receiving.

While setting up the meet, Wallach mentions he would be alone until midnight, but when he comes to the sting house, instead of heading towards the house, he instead went to the back seat of his car, to take his son out. Frag yells out, "Oh no..." in shock as others can be heard in the background in also in shock of what they are seeing. Chris Hansen later says some of those people were crying as well. Due to how shocking the situation is and because a real child is involved, Hansen immediately comes out and meets him just inside the front door, telling Clifford straight up that he is part of a sting. Hansen also iterates that because his child is involved that he won't pursue anything he asks them to leave. Clifford would state he was just going to take the decoy for lunch and he will never do it again.

When he exits the house, instead of being tackled like many of the men in the Ft. Myers investigation, the police demand him to stay put.

 

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Apr 19, 2021
Walter Babst, "Well, you saw. Go get a can of Coke."
31:07

Walter, 43 years old at the time, chatted up a girl he believed to be twelve by the name of "Beth". He expressed his desire to meet the girl, get her naked, and have sex. He also showed interest in eating his own sperm, telling her it tasted like pancake batter and that he would ejaculate on her body and lick the sperm off to make sure she didn't get pregnant. He was also hung up on having her wear a plaid skirt for their meeting.

When he rolled up to the house, he was dressed in the "cool dad" style, but when he saw Chris Hansen, his blood went cold. 

Chris read pieces of his chatlog causing him no end of discomfort and then mentioned the dick pic he had sent Beth, letting him know it was a federal offense. Babst tried to deny he sent it, but Chris read the chat immediately after the transmission of the pic where he compared his girth to "a can of Coke", which immediately shut him down. 

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Apr 12, 2021
Predator Dan Allen's daughter shares the shock, shame, and aftermath of TCAP revelation.
31:42

For 17 years, journalist Chris Hansen has famously conducted hidden camera investigations to catch, confront (“Have a seat...”) and arrest adult men engaging in sexually explicit online chats in hopes of luring underage girls and boys into having sex.  He’s confronted men from all walks of life - plumbers, doctors, clergy, teachers, even law enforcement.  Their careers and families, turned upside down with the revelation of the double lives they lead.  For their families, the collateral damage can be catastrophic.  Stunning them into silence behind the shame.  That is, until now.

For the first time, in this episode, Chris Hansen sits down with Daniela Miller, the daughter of one of the most notorious predators in TCAP history, Dan Allen.  

Allen was captured in January, 2006, in the very first investigation where law enforcement was involved, the Riverside County Sheriff's department. Over three days, 51 men showed up to have sex with a young teen boy or a girl.   One of the men who surfaced in that investigation was 49 year old, Dan Allen.

Chris and Daniela discuss the shock and shame of learning a family member is a sexual predator, and the devastating effects such a revelation wreaks on the entire family.  Daniela shares her biggest fear and how she and her family put their lives back together to move on.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Apr 05, 2021
"The cleanest best pleasure!"
19:24

Cody Green was 20 at the time of the sting in the July, started chatting with “Maddie” a girl he believed to be a thirteen-year-old. He started chatting with the decoy about being a hood born hustler from the mean streets, when in reality he lived in Alpharetta, an affluent suburb of Atlanta. When finding out the girl was a virgin, he got excited about it and wanted to take her virginity. He also chatted about having his "thang" in the decoy's mouth and sent eight different pics of his “thang” for good measure.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

 

Mar 29, 2021
Have a slice!
31:55

Jeffrey B. Sokol was a suspected predator caught in the Fairfield, CT sting. He is notable for really liking pizza and his arrogant attitude like he was the victim in the bust.

44-year-old Sokol groomed what he thought was a thirteen year old girl named Bailey online. He had some conversations with her, including talks of drawing up a “marriage contract“ in order for everything to be legal. On October 3rd, 2015, he drove for two and a half hours from his home in Boston to Fairfield, where he had planned to stay with the girl while her mother was away on business. He picked up a pizza, and once at the house, he tried to hug the decoy, only to meet Chris Hansen.  At first Sokol believed Hansen was the girl's father. During the interview he is arrogant, cold, dismissive and egotistical.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Mar 22, 2021
It’s a question!
20:12

Jeffrey Stacy is a 27 year old who was working at a deli at the time he chatted with the decoy named “Sadie”, a girl he believed to fifteen. Jeff initially lies about his age, saying he's 21. Even though the age has been stated, he immediately propositions her. He also sent naked pictures with the heads cut off representing them to be himself. Stacy was a "fast mover", only engaging in two short chat sessions with the decoy over a 24 hour period before making the hour and a half drive from Lebanon to Greenville.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Mar 15, 2021
TCAP Recap with Joey TCaP
35:14

In this special episode, Chris is joined by To Catch A Predator superfan Joey TCaP to share memories and new information about some of TCAP's most notorious predators.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

 

Mar 08, 2021
DarkHero
32:41

DarkHero was 30 at the time he solicited a girl he believed to be thirteen years old for a date as well as enter into a master/slave BDSM relationship with the decoy. Upon showing up at the house, he is confronted by Chris. DarkHero immediately goes on the offensive, unapologetically stating he was looking for a girlfriend and lambasted Chris for looking for pedophiles while he was doing so, seemingly unable to make the connection that the type of girls he was looking for was a criminal act. He would also reveal he had schizophrenia and had just been released from the hospital.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

 

Mar 01, 2021
Two words for ya' "role-playing chat room"!
14:23

David Wesley Schumacher, Jr, otherwise known as freebird_72000, was a potential predator caught in the Fort Myers, Florida sting. He is best known for his previous encounters with the law, acting like a "gangsta" and his staunch defense of his "role-playing chat room" escapades.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

 

Feb 22, 2021
"Marvin YOU'RE NAKED!"
24:07

Marvin, 22 at the time of the investigation, chatted with a decoy named “Cindy”, who he believed to be fourteen. He wanted to do it raw, believing he knew how to avoid pregnancy because he was a med school student. Marvin then told the decoy he wanted to "blank" her everywhere in her house so she'd remember him.

The conversation then turned to pets. Having been told by the decoy that she had a male cat, Marvin told her it would turn him on if she had sex with him (the cat). The decoy said she didn't think she wanted to "blank" the cat, so eventually Marvin agreed to walk into the house naked in order to have that happen.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

 

Feb 15, 2021
James Rutherford
28:09

Rutherford was a 6th grade teacher at St Margaret of York Catholic school in Loveland, Ohio. He was 26 years old at the time of the sting operation. Rutherford met and chatted up a decoy online pretending to be a 13-year-old girl named "Danika".

He shows up at the house in search for the girl, calling on her and telling her to come to him. Chris then appears and asks Rutherford to sit down for some questions, to which he responded that he had expected it to be a set-up.

During his interview with Chris, Rutherford states that he was going through a divorce and simply wanted to 'get out of the house'. When asked what he was there to do with the girl he had been talking to, he says that there was no plans for anything sexual to take place, a very common excuse. He appears confident from the beginning that he was on national television, and states later into the interview that he is "probably on TV", to which Chris Hansen confirms, making Rutherford put his head into his hands as the camera crew walk out. Rutherford takes his leave and exits the house where he is arrested by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.

Initially, James tried to fight the charges in court, but eventually pled guilty. He received 45 days in county jail, 36 months probation, and a ten year stay on the RSO list.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Feb 08, 2021
DarkHero
32:41

DarkHero was 30 at the time he solicited a girl he believed to be thirteen years old for a date as well as enter into a master/slave BDSM relationship with the decoy. Upon showing up at the house, he is confronted by Chris. DarkHero immediately goes on the offensive, unapologetically stating he was looking for a girlfriend and lambasted Chris for looking for pedophiles while he was doing so, seemingly unable to make the connection that the type of girls he was looking for was a criminal act. He would also reveal he had schizophrenia and had just been released from the hospital.

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

 

Feb 01, 2021
Dr. Maurice Wolin
16:44

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Feb 01, 2021
Hear famous predator stories from Chris' POV...with an update!
32:01

Adapted from journalist Chris Hansen’s popular TO CATCH A PREDATOR series, each episode of PREDATOR I'VE CAUGHT features Chris recalling the most notorious cases and providing a “Where are they now?” update.

Dec 03, 2020