An Ohio school board president was forced to resign after allegedly getting caught in a child sex sting by a local group that targets, hunts and exposes pedos.
The group says John Gray exchanged inappropriate texts with what he though was an 11-year-old girl.
He then travelled two hours from Cincinnati to Indiana in order to meet the girl.
Police arrived at the scene later and handcuffed Gray.
Predator Catchers Indianapolis (PCI) and Predator Catchers Muncie PCM) captured video of the confrontation.
Gray was serving his fifth term as the Goshen, Ohio Local School board president.
It is downright disturbing how many similar stories we’ve covered right here on this site.
Unfortunately, that’s the state of the world right now.
This kind of predatorial behavior has been normalized under the disguise of “tolerance.”
Protect your children at all costs from these sickos.
— Erik Larsen (@dublin_erik) April 27, 2022
Here’s details of the incident from Fox News:
The president of a local school board in Ohio resigned after he was caught attempting to meet with whom he thought was an 11-year-old girl after allegedly exchanging inappropriate messages with her.
John Gray, who was serving his fifth term as president of the Goshen Local School board in Goshen, Ohio, admitted to traveling about two hours from Cincinnati to Indiana to meet with the girl, according to the video uploaded to YouTube and Facebook on Saturday by the groups PCI: Predator Catchers Indianapolis and PCM: Predator Catchers Muncie.
The president of a school board in southwest Ohio has resigned after a group posted a video online accusing the official of arranging to meet what he thought was an 11-year-old girl in Indiana. https://t.co/speoaYnCdA
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) April 26, 2022
Goshen, Ohio school board president resigns after trying to meet with 11-year-old girl for sex
John Gray, 60, was caught on video by PCI Predator Catchers Indianapolis pic.twitter.com/kBuOCnUcRd
— An Open Secret (@AnOpenSecret) April 25, 2022
Here’s disturbing footage of the suspect attempting to defend himself against the charges:
The head of a public school board in #Ohio resigned after a video posted online showed him being confronted and eventually arrested by #Police in #Indiana for an alleged child sex crime. https://t.co/1tBPvKunFX
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 27, 2022
The Epoch Times has more details on the undercover video:
“How old was the girl you were talking to?” the woman can be heard asking Gray, who responds by saying, “I guess she said she was 12 or 13. Something like that.” Gray also tries to plead his innocence by claiming he has “no intention of doing anything” to the girl.
The woman then asks Gray about his conversations with the girl, to which the man replied, “Just hanging out.” When she says she has read some of the “very sexual” messages they exchanged on Kik, a mobile messaging app, Gray alleges that he hadn’t meant to talk about anything sexual, but the girl kept bringing it up because “maybe this is what she’s looking for.”
Gray also admitted telling the girl that she has “kissable lips” and that he would like to “kiss and cuddle her.” He claims that he got the girl’s number from someone else who told him “she needed help” and he told her that “just to make her feel better.”
The woman points out Gray has suggested the girl get down to her underwear for a massage. She then asks Gray how he would stop himself from going any further if he and the girl ended up meeting as planned. “I can’t get an erection. I don’t have that problem,” Gray replies.
Goshen schools confirms John Gray resigned as school board president, less than 24 hours after a volunteer group called Predator Catchers Inc. posted a video online of them confronting him making serious accusations. @wlwt pic.twitter.com/3VRtdFOADJ
— Karin Johnson WLWT (@karinjohnson) April 24, 2022
DEVELOPING: The President of the Goshen Local Schools Board resigned today after a video surfaced that district officials are calling "deeply disturbing."
Detectives in Indiana say they're now investigating John Gray.
— Jessica Schmidt (@JSchmidtTV) April 24, 2022