‘To Catch a Predator’ spinoff filmed in DeKalb airs this week

Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen, a nationally syndicated spinoff of his popular “To Catch a Predator” TV show, airs this week with scenes filmed in DeKalb County.

Hansen and crew embedded with the county police vice unit last month to see men caught trying to meet underage girls for sex. It was a two-day operation, the police department said.

The show airs Wednesday on Peachtree TV at 10 a.m., the police department said.

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According to a police report, at least two men were arrested in the Stonecrest area.

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Jermaine Jackson Howard, 43, of Decatur, and Federeco Mendez, 45, of Conyers, face sex trafficking charges after showing up to a hotel, police have said.

In Howard’s case, he is accused of trying to pay $100 to an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old. 

Mendez brought $80, hugged the undercover officer and squeezed her buttocks while trying to kiss her, the police report alleges.

Both men were confronted by Hansen before their arrest, as is the typical move of the show.

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