To Catch a Predator - Netflix
To Catch a Predator is an American reality television series that features hidden camera investigations by the television news magazine program Dateline NBC. It was devoted to impersonating underage people (generally ages 13–15) and detaining male adults who contacted them over the Internet for sexual liaisons. People were lured to meet with a decoy under the pretense of sexual contact and then confronted.
Runtime: 45 minutes
To Catch a Predator - Louis Conradt - Netflix
Louis William “Bill” Conradt, Jr. (January 30, 1950 – November 5, 2006) was an assistant district attorney from Texas. He was inextricably linked to Dateline NBC's To Catch a Predator, a TV series which conducted sting operations against suspected sexual predators that target children online. Local law enforcement conducted a sting operation that identified Conradt as a suspect and Dateline cameras recorded the events that followed. Conradt fatally shot himself upon encountering SWAT team members that were serving an arrest warrant at his home.
To Catch a Predator - Alleged interactions with Perverted-Justice - Netflix
According to Perverted-Justice's logs, Conradt, posing as a 19-year-old university student, engaged in sexually charged online chats with a person using the alias of a fictional 13-year-old named Luke. Conradt solicited pictures of “Luke's” penis and sent him photos purporting to be of himself. After two weeks of these exchanges Perverted-Justice and NBC brought in an actor to play Luke over the phone. For reasons that are still not known, Conradt stopped responding to phone calls and instant messages. It was then that police decided to bring the operation to Conradt's home in Terrell.
To Catch a Predator - References - Netflix