posted on Aug, 4 2011 @ 08:06 AM
reply to post by dethduck
No, entrapment is when law enforcement officers or agents working on their behalf persuade someone to commit a crime that they had no previous intent
to commit. It is not entrapment when a law officer simply provides a seemingly good opportunity to commit the crime. Whereas its not entrapment when a
police officer asks to buy drugs from someone, and maybe even begs. It is entrapment if a law officer puts the idea of selling drugs into the head of
someone who doesn't sell drugs. Firstly, dateline has no affiliation with the police what so ever. I think, in the first episodes of the show the
police weren't even involved. Later, they ran parallel investigations. So, how ever the would be rapists were caught doesn't even matter. Now, I
have only seen the show a couple times, but the cases I've seen were pretty consistent. The "decoy" stated they were 12-15 years of age, the
suspect would make sexual comments, and then willingly accept to meet in person to make good on their advances. I guess that could just be how they
produced the show, but most of the ones I saw even admitted that they were sexually attracted to children and they came to have sex with the
fictitious child. Some coercion may have been made, but really how much coercion would make you rape a child?
Anyways he obviously has his own sexual issues, and I definitely see the irony because of that. It's just fact that he was having an affair with
consenting adults. Those consenting adults probably coerced him more then the decoys did the suspects, as he is semi-rich and famous.