Chris Hansen

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is an American television journalist. He is known for his work on Dateline NBC, in particular the former segment To Catch a Predator, which revolved around catching potential Internet sex predators using a sting operation.

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When we went under cover in Cambodia to expose child sex trafficking, it resulted in 37 children being rescued. Four years later I re-visited 4 of the girls. An amazing and rewarding experience.

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One time in Florida, A guy who was a cop was headed to our house. Never made it, because he was stopped by police. He had a .38 in his pocket, and assault rifle, shotgun and another pistol in his car along with 800 rounds of ammo. I think we dodged a bullet on the one.

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I have two sons who have grown up with a dad on tv, so it's no big deal to them. But, when that South Park episode aired, I was finally cool.

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Clever! I should hire you.

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When the man in Ft Myers, Florida brought his 4 year old son along it was among the most disturbing things I have seen in my career.

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No, but there were some guys who recognized me right away and said they watched the show all the time.

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If a child is suddenly withdrawn or being secretive about computer usage, you need to pay attention. Also if a web cam or cell phone shows up and you didn't buy it, that's a bad sign. It's one way predators start the grooming process.

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For a man of my age, I'll take it any time.

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Wouldn't that be something. Fortunately no.

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Well, if you had a child in that day care center, wouldn't you want to know the background of the people running it? I even gave him the opportunity to do a later sit down interview about his new life and how he's changed, so that people could hear his side of the story. I flew to Florida and hired a TV crew to shoot it and he didn't show.