Secrets of the paedophile hunters: Anonymous ‘vigilantes’ reveal how they catch child sex offenders

Harper, who had been living at a hostel in Bangor, was this week jailed for two years after members of Anon United Paedo Hunters (AUPH) – who claim to be affiliated to hackers Anonymous – gave officers a computer disc revealing graphic online conversations he’d had with two fictional teenage girls called Lisa and Chloe, Caernarfon Crown Court was told.

Harper was confronted on camera by the masked group at Bangor train station on July where he believed he was meeting ‘Lisa’.

In fact he had been talking to an AUPH member called Emerald Blaze.

“Michael Harper dug so much of a grave that he was begging for the bait,” Blaze said.

The group went after Harper after they were tipped off.

Describing the tactics they use to contact suspected paedophiles, Blaze said: “You just speak as a 14-year-old and leave them hanging.

“You just have to give them one word answers saying ‘I’m fine’ and tell them you’ve had a bad day at school.

“You’ll get responses like ‘You can talk to me.’ It depends on how far they want to go.

Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/secrets-paedophile-hunters-anonymous-vigilantes-10553896