I can see billay's point that it seems a little grotesque the way Dateline trots this crap out for pure shock value. Always with some tagline like... "Coming up next, on Dateline: What you don't know about your kids internet habits... and how it... just... might... KILL THEM. Tune in ay 8:00."
But, untateve makes some really salient points. It doesn't seem like entrapment to me. Those dudes are already trolling the internet chatrooms, looking for these teenagers to hook up with. And his description of the incremental behavior increases really hits the nail on the head, to me. A guy is just not going to end up going to some teenagers house to have sex with them, unless the ball has already been rolling for some time.
Not to derail the conversation, unta, but is there anything that works for rehabbing these guys? What sort of therapies or approaches work best? Obviously, incarceration doesn't work as a deterrent, but are there any alternatives? I mean, besides a vengeful castration.