Local man caught in sting, no charges filed yet

KTS Predator Hunters LLC is an independent organization that conducts stings in an effort to catch sexual predators, especially those preying on children.

On Sept. 2, KTS did a sting operation in East Alton, involving a 22 year old male from Red Bud, who had allegedly traveled there to meet up with a 14 year old girl. Multiple videos from the sting were posted to one of KTS’s Facebook pages.

The suspect’s name is not being listed here as no formal charges had been filed as of this week’s press deadline. As of Sept. 8, Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker said that his office had not yet received anything on this case, but it is under investigation.

For more on this incident, please see this week’s print edition.