The “To Catch a Predator” host, 61, was thanks to appearing during a Michigan court after he assisted police with investigations that led to the arrests of three men who allegedly tried to satisfy up with underage girls. Shiawassee County prosecutor Scott Koerner told NBC25 that Hansen was subpoenaed to seem before the court on Thursday but did not do so. Cops confirmed that a bench warrant is out for the television star . Hansen said on Instagram: “There was a miscommunication about the hearing today on the difficulty. The matter is currently being resolved.”
The television star was a part of a bunco with local cops as they tried to trace 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 notice and therefore 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 satisfy up, consistent with NBC25.
They reportedly showed up at a hotel believing they were getting to roll in the hay with teens aged 13-15, consistent with reports. The bench warrant comes after Hansen was charged with harassment. A civilian filed a complaint against the television star during 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 NY 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.