Dad Sets Up Sting Operation to Catch Man Sexting His 15-Year-Old Daughter

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Parents will forever do what they must to protect their kids, and they don't hesitate to take matters into their own hands if and when necessary. After discovering his 15-year-old daughter was having an inappropriate relationship with a 33-year-old man, a dad and his family set up a sting to catch the sexting predator that would make Chris Hansen himself stop and applaud.


"[The predator] had planned everything with her," the dad of three daughters, who wishes to remain unnamed, tells KOCO 5 News. "He was ready, and we were, too."

It's not hard to imagine the pure rage this Oklahoma father felt when he discovered explicit sexual messages between Jeremy Dewayne Gibson, a 33-year-old man, and his 15-year-old daughter, thanks to the FamilyTime parental control app.

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When the dad found out the two had planned their first in-person meeting -- and said meeting was happening in an outdoor tent at his home -- he knew exactly what to do, and he got the entire family in formation.

Pretending to be his 15-year-old daughter, the dad invited the 33-year-old over on June 22. The man eventually made his way to the back of the house. But little did he know, the teen he thought he was meeting was inside the house -- unaware of the family sting operation -- and the girl's father, stepmother, and other relatives were waiting for his arrival.

"As he walked in and looked into the tent, my first nephew jumped out, my cousin jumped out after that and I came with the zip ties," the father tells KOCO 5 News. "He admitted immediately that he was there to have sex with my daughter."

News 9 Now reports the family kept the man detained -- and unharmed! -- until Del City police arrived to apprehend him. And while authorities do not endorse people creating their own sting operations, Del City Police Major Jody Suit says he understands. "I feel like it's a parent's right to do whatever they need to do to protect their children," Major Suit tells News 9 Now.

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Obviously, this dad has likely had a SERIOUS talk with his daughters about inappropriate relationships and why sending sexual messages is just a bad idea. But to picture the worry and disdain this father must have felt as he and his family patiently waited for Gibson to show up is enough to make even the calmest person's blood boil.

In an ideal world, there would be no need for interventions like this. But, in the event that there is one, this dad proves parents will always step up to the occasion and play no games.

"... The moment he entered my yard, that point in time, I had to do what was right as a father," Dad tells KOCO 5 News. "You walked into the wrong backyard. That's all there is to it."

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