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Previously, the Typical Student team told you how a UK Guy Who Used Woman Snapchat Filter For Tinder Profile Gets 300+ Matches. This time around, the story involving Snapchat female filter wasn't as hilarious. As told by a number of news outlets, a student at a California college used Snapchat's female filter pretending to be an underage girl online. This way, he intended to catch sexual predators which resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old police officer.
How Snapchat Filters Help In Catching Pedophiles
The student identified by his first name, Ethan, said in an interview with NBC Bay Area Tuesday that he intentionally pretended to be a minor on the web as he was aiming to catch sexual predators. After Ethan learned that his close friend had been molested as a kid, he wanted to be of help. According to the police report, Ethan created a Tinder account as a 19-year-old using a Snapchat's gender-swapping filter. Tinder typically requires all users to be 18 or older. The police said, "the photo appeared to be of a younger girl."
Police Officer Gets Arrested
According to Ethan, a man who called himself "Rob" reached out to his fake female identity "Esther" on Tinder soon after. "Rob" turned out to be a 40-year-old officer with the San Mateo Police Department Robert Edward Davies. Ethan asked Davies to switch to another messenger, called Kik. Allegedly, Davies chatted about sexual activity with the fake profile in spite of the fact he had been warned the "girl" was underage. eventually, Davies offered to move the conversation to Snapchat, allegedly. As told by Ethan, "We started texting on there, and it got a lot more explicit."
Reportedly, Davies and "Esther" had a dialogue about "engaging in sexual activity." Ethan said that he took the screenshots of the Snapchat message exchange while his phone was on airplane mode so that Davies wouldn't be alerted that "Esther" was documenting their communications.
Ethan commented as follows: "I believe he messaged me, 'Are you down to have some fun tonight?' and I decided to take advantage of it." As told in the statement issued by the San Jose Police Department, "Davies was arrested Thursday on suspicion of contacting a minor to commit a felony."
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