CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two Middle Tennessee men are facing felony sex charges after they allegedly drive to Cheatham County believing they are going to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
It turns out it is a sting operation conducted, not by law enforcement, but by a private, not-for-profit organization out of Indiana known as Bikers Against Predators.
According to their website, Bikers Against Predators is “a 501c3 non-profit that is acting against online child predators. B.A.P.’s mission is to expose online predators to help spread awareness and education to as many citizens as possible while having these predators face justice for their crimes.”
On Friday, Dec. 9, the organization lured two men to Cheatham County. The group, operating without law enforcement knowledge, broadcast the encounter live on their Facebook page.
The first man to arrive was 22-year-old Kyle Lovett from Charlotte, Tennessee.