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'To Catch A Predator' Host Chris Hansen Has Warrant Out For His Arrest After Blowing Off Court Hearing Pertaining To Sting Operation

Jul. 2 2021, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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The host of To Catch A Predator is looking to be caught.

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An arrest warrant is out for Chris Hansen after he failed to appear in a Michigan courtroom on Thursday, Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Koerner has confirmed.

Koerner said Hansen did not respond to a subpoena to present the court with records related to the Shiawassee County Sting Operation that the 61-year-old TV personality and investigative journalist assisted with last October, reported NBC 25 News.

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The Shiawassee County Sting Operation led to the arrests of three men who sought to meet up with minors – girls between the ages of 13 and 15 – at a hotel in Owosso to engage in sexual acts.

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Police said at the time that the suspects were a 32-year-old Michigan Corrections Officer from Elsie, an 18-year-old from Westphalia and 45-year-old HVAC worker from Corunna.

"There was a fourth subject that also arrived on scene, but fled. We know who he is and we're going to be coming for him," said Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole.

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"There were no weapons, no drugs, but there were suckers, there were energy drinks, there were clothing that was used by one of the individuals who has a fetish. These are all things that are very normal," added Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson.

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The joint effort included the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office, Genesee County Sheriff GHOST team, several surrounding police agencies and Hansen, whose reality television series on Dateline NBC documents his confrontations with adult men who arrive at a sting house to have what they believe will be sex with a minor, only to be met by Hansen and oftentimes police.

Swanson said he and his team "worked with Chris Hansen to use his platform to reignite the awareness and the enforcement of what's happening here and to duplicate it around the nation."

In January of 2019, Hansen was arrested in Connecticut and charged with larceny for allegedly purchasing circa $13,000 worth of merchandise with checks that later bounced.

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