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To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen arrested after turning himself in for not showing up to court

TO CATCH a Predator host Chris Hansen was arrested after turning himself into police.

The TV star was briefly held by police as he presented to the station after an arrest warrant was issued for him failing to turn up to a court hearing.


The 61-year-old, was due to appear in a Michigan court on July 2 after he assisted police with investigations that led to the arrests of three men who allegedly tried to meet up with underage girls.

Speaking to NBC25, Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Koerner said that Chris was subpoenaed to appear before the court on July 2 but failed to do so.

Cops then confirmed that an arrest warrant was out for the star.

Chris responded on Instagram to confirm the reasons why he had failed to attend the court hearing.

He said: "There was a miscommunication about the hearing today on the issue.

“The matter is currently being resolved."

His lawyer, Clint Perryman also explained why Chris did not go to the court hearing.

"He wasn't intending to not appear or to be somebody that was trying to circumvent the process. It was just an unfortunate set of circumstances that resulted in a failure to appear," his lawyer told AP. 

Police told him he has 14 days to turn over film to the defense team.

After his release, Chris took to Instagram again to update his fans.

"All matters in the Shiawasse Co predator case resolved! Justice marches on!" he wrote.

The TV personality was part of a sting operation with local cops as they tried to track down predators.

Cops reportedly used undercover chat rooms to pose as minors and communicated with over 170 people.

Three men allegedly attempted to meet up, according to NBC25.

They reportedly showed up at a hotel believing they were going to have sex with teens aged 13-15, according to reports.

Following his assistance in the operation, Chris was invited by Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson to the hearing.

He said: “We worked with Chris Hansen to use his platform to reignite the awareness and the enforcement of what’s happening here and to duplicate it around the nation.”

Chris is an American journalist and YouTube personality.

He is best known for his work on NBC, in particular the former segment To Catch A Predator.

In 2020, Chris was charged with harassment after a civilian filed a complaint against the star in a New Jersey court on February 28.

The Crime Watch Daily host was arrested in Connecticut in January 2019 for allegedly writing $13,000 worth of bad checks.

TMZ also reported that he was evicted from his New York City apartment for failing to pay rent.

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