Man shamed in child sex text sting found hanged

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A former council binman who lost his family, job and liberty after being snared by a paedophile hunter group has been found hanged. Robert Pearson, 56, originally of Honley, was convicted of sexting what he thought was a teenage boy but was in fact a member of the paedophile hunters Team Impact. [...] It was said that he had lost his wife of 29 years as well as his son and 'faced spending the rest of his life without the two people most important to him.'

source: Article 'Man who lost everything after being snared by paedophile hunters is found hanged' by Ben Abbiss;; Huddersfield Examiner; 22 June 2018 (updated: 23 June 2018)