Indiana gang pose as teens to catch predator, help land suspect in jail

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A Sellersburg man is behind bars for child sex crimes after he allegedly tried to meet teenagers for sex, Clark County prosecutors say. A heated confrontation between Malcum Robinson, 39, and the man he was actually interacting with, Chris Abercrombie, was live-streamed on the “Exposing Predators of Indiana’s Children” Facebook page. Abercrombie is the founder of the organization. “Your adrenaline goes away,” Abercrombie said. “The majority of us have all been victims of sexual abuse.” Abercrombie and the 10 band members spend hours on the internet creating fake underage profiles on dating apps like Grindr. This is where court documents indicate that Robinson began speaking with what he believed to be a 15-year-old boy. In reality, it was members of the organization posing as a teenager, who repeatedly reminded Robinson of the boy’s age. Instead of stopping, prosecutors said Robinson admitted to sending nude photos and making plans for the boy and his friend, who he also believed to be 15, to meet at his Sellersburg home to sexual relations. Instead, Abercrombie showed up and gave all the evidence to the police. Robinson is now behind Clark County bars for distributing material harmful to minors and soliciting children. “In this particular case, based on what I saw of the group and what the Sellersburg PD then did to further investigate, I believe it was appropriate to press charges,” the official said. Clark County District Attorney Jeremy Mull. “When civilians go to undertake these investigations, the evidence that is induced may or may not be admissible, but it certainly may present more problems from a prosecution perspective.” Abercrombie said it was normal and has this message for Robinson. “Leave those fucking kids alone,” Abercrombie said. “Find someone your age.” Robinson has a cash bond of $7,500. If found guilty, he faces up to six years in prison.

A Sellersburg man is behind bars for child sex crimes after he allegedly tried to meet teenagers for sex, Clark County prosecutors say.

A heated confrontation between Malcum Robinson, 39, and the man he was interacting with, Chris Abercrombie, was streamed live on the ‘Exposing Predators of Indiana’s Children’ Facebook page.

Abercrombie is the founder of the organization.

“Your adrenaline goes away,” Abercrombie said. “The majority of us have all been victims of sexual abuse.”

Abercrombie and the 10 band members spend hours on the internet creating fake underage profiles on dating apps like Grindr.

This is where court documents indicate that Robinson began speaking with what he believed to be a 15-year-old boy.

In reality, it was members of the organization posing as a teenager, who repeatedly reminded Robinson of the boy’s age.

Instead of stopping, prosecutors said Robinson admitted to sending nude photos and making plans for the boy and his friend, who he also believed to be 15, to meet at his Sellersburg home to sexual relations.

Instead, Abercrombie showed up and gave all the evidence to the police.

Robinson is now behind Clark County bars for distributing material harmful to minors and soliciting children.

“In this particular case, based on what I saw of the group and what the Sellersburg PD then did to further investigate, I believe it was appropriate to press charges,” the official said. Clark County District Attorney Jeremy Mull. “When civilians go to undertake these investigations, the evidence that is inferred may or may not be admissible, but it certainly may present more problems from a prosecution perspective.”

Abercrombie said it was normal and has this message for Robinson.

“Leave those fucking kids alone,” Abercrombie said. “Find someone your age.”

Robinson has a cash-only bond of $7,500. If found guilty, he faces up to six years in prison.

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