‘To Catch a Predator’ bait reveals all the creepiness she lived through
Reddit hosted an “Ask Me Anything” session with Casey, a girl who served as the bait on a couple of episodes of NBC’s To Catch A Predator. Her answers show that presumed pedophiles aren’t always the upstanding citizens they seem to be.
The creepiest guy she ever came across:
“A man old enough to be my grandpa was verbally ‘teaching’ me how to get him off.”
Was she bothered by what she saw? Or was she desensitized?
“I was completely disturbed especially knowing my dad was down at the police station watching and hearing the entire thing.
You definitely habituate to the situation a little bit but not in any way substantial enough to put me at ease. I would still feel nauseous all day every day we were shooting.”
Here’s one of Casey’s episodes (skip to 5:00…that bust is pretty classic):
“Let me go…you can have the pizza, I swear.” THIS GUY.
Was there ever a time you felt bad for these guys?
“[F]or about 5 minutes then I remembered the things they were saying online.”
How did she get the glamorous job of “Pedophile Lure”?
“NBC was renting out my nana’s house to hold the show and was explaining to my dad they hire a young looking actress. My older sister was with him and they said kind of like her and my dad said that I was even younger looking. He happened to have in his truck a magazine that I was on the cover of and showed the producers.
They told him to get me down to the house and I walked through the door and the first thing the producer said was “you’re hired”. I had no idea what it was for or what I was getting myself into but I am in the entertainment business so I figured, why not! The rest is history… and nightmares.”
It all sounds so magical!
Which guy would have scared you the most if you were actually an underage girl meeting him?
“It’s a close call between all of them but the guy who came on the motorcycle from Pennsylvania because he was already a convicted offender and there was just something about him that gave me the chills. Also, the guy in Kentucky who had a gun.”
Also known as “Every guy in Kentucky.”
The aforementioned Pennsylvania guy also presented her with the creepiest “pickup line” she ever heard
“[Motorcycle guy from Pennsylvania said] ‘The American Dental Association says that semen cuts plaque better than mouth wash, so suck a dick and save a smile.'”
Did she ever meet anyone who wasn’t really a pedophile but knew they’d be on the show?
“No, but one guy shook his hand and said it was nice to meet him and that he was an avid watcher of the show.”
Clearly he learned a lot.
How did she keep a straight face while hearing some of the things the creeps would say to her?
“[B]it my cheeks and sang songs in my head to distract me from the vile requests they were making.”
Did she eat the brownies after the shoot with the pedophiles wrapped?
“Would you eat cookies, they were actually brownies, that creepy guys breathed on?”
I have and will again I’m sure, Casey.
If you want to weed through the full Reddit thread for more, you can check it out here.