Viewers were divided in opinion when Channel 4’s documentary The Paedophile Hunter aired last night, introducing us to Stinson Hunter, a man who lures paedophiles into revealing themselves to him. He traps sexual predators by posing as young girls on the internet, collecting evidence and sending it to the police and posting videos online.
Viewers took to Twitter to both praise and criticise the show, some said that Hunter should leave the police to do their duties, whilst others felt he was doing the right thing by taking crimes into his own hands.
After the show aired, Hunter created a Kickstarter campaign to fund the continuation of the show.
“Throughout all this time we have not asked for a penny, we have always been at a loss, literally to the point where I am technically homeless,” Hunter wrote on his Facebook page.
“I want to carry on doing what I do and Grime (friend and colleague) wants to still do what we feel we do best, so if you want to make a pledge that would be amazing.”
So far the campaign has raised over £14,000 in 12 hours, gifts for donations range from email updates, wristbands, T-Shirts, Skype Q&A’s and even the opportunity to have a company name tattooed visibly onto Hunter‘s leg.