‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen wanted in Michigan for skipping court over sting operation that snared 3 pedos
TV star Chris Hansen is wanted by cops after he didn't attend court on Thursday, according to reports.
The “To Catch a Predator” host, 61, was due to appear in a Michigan court after he assisted police with investigations that led to the arrests of three men who allegedly tried to meet up with underage girls.
Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Koerner told NBC25 that Hansen was subpoenaed to appear before the court on Thursday but failed to do so.
Cops confirmed that an arrest warrant is out for the TV star.
Hansen said on Instagram: "There was a miscommunication about the hearing today on the issue. The matter is currently being resolved."
The TV star was part of a sting operation with local cops as they tried to track down predators.
Hansen was invited by Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson.
He said: “We worked with Chris Hansen to use his platform to reignite the awareness and the enforcement of what’s happening here and to duplicate it around the nation.”
Cops reportedly used undercover chat rooms to pose as minors and communicated with over 170 people.
Three men allegedly attempted to meet up, according to NBC25.
They reportedly showed up at a hotel believing they were going to have sex with teens aged 13-15, according to reports.
The arrest warrant comes after Hansen was charged with harassment.
A civilian filed a complaint against the TV star in a New Jersey court on February 28, 2020.
The Crime Watch Daily host was arrested in Connecticut in January 2019 for allegedly writing $13,000 worth of bad checks.
TMZ also reported that he was evicted from his New York City apartment for failing to pay rent.
Hansen was renowned for his MSNBC criminology show To Catch a Predator which aired between 2004 and 2007.
The series featured 12 investigations across the US and were conducted as undercover sting operations.
He also presented Dateline NBC, Crime Watch Daily and Killer Instinct.
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