I don't think it's guts that drives these predators, so much as it is lust. I can't even imagine what could possibly be going on in their minds that they would trust anyone they just met on line, much less go to a private residence expecting to meet a child. They are exceedingly fortunate that men with cameras and police are all that awaits them.
However, the idea of two adults chatting with one another, each carrying out his own charade seems to be a perversion all its own. That's why it's
is apropos that the organization that conducts these stings is called Perverted Justice.
I recognize that predators need to be brought to justice and that children need to be protected, but any law enforcement action that even comes close
to resembling entrapment gives me the willies. It doesn't matter what the issue is--drugs, sex, murder, or sawed-off shotguns.
[edit on 2006/9/22 by GradyPhilpott]