Former “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen tried to set up a sting operation on Jeffrey Epstein.
He says that in about 2014 or 2015 — after Epstein’s first prison sentence — he met with lawyers representing some of his victims, who claimed that the late pedophile was continuing to prey on young girls.
“I met with these guys and they had a big file on it,” the “Dateline NBC” host told “Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn,” “and I was trying to fashion a ‘[To Catch a] Predator’-like sting operation in which we could catch him.”
But Hansen said the “levels of security at his place in New York were such that it was very difficult to come up with something; the Florida [home] was difficult to come up with something.”
He told the hosts, “And honestly guys, I got busy with other things.” Hansen said that not being more aggressive on that story was his “biggest career regret.”
Hansen’s famed series “To Catch a Predator” tried to lure pedophiles to a location where they believed they would meet a child for sex, and then confront the pervs.
Epstein died in jail in 2019 after being arrested for trafficking minors.
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