• What does the KTS acronym mean?
    • Keep Them Safe
  • So what happens to these guys after you expose them?
    • All information is turned into the local authorities to get them arrested and convicted!
  • Why would you do this to people?
    • We do this to bring awareness to the huge problem of child sexual assault and get these predator’s out of our communities!
  • How do you know your getting the right person?
    • We make sure to get as much visual identification pieces of information before a live engagement including: shots of the vehicle, face/body pics, and tattoos.
  • If you want to get these guys arrested, aren’t you entrapping them?
    • We follow strict rules while engaged in any conversation with a potential internet pedophile to safeguard against any entrapment problems.
  • Where do I go to get an update on an old bust?
    • We don’t always get updates on cases, but when we do we post them here on ktspred.com and facebook.com
  • Do you work with authorities?
    • We work with all local authorities who are willing to work with us. We always give authorities warning before engaging with a potential predator.
  • Are you guys police officers or something?
    • While we do have people involved in the origination from x-law enforcement and corrections, we are all civilians.
  • Aren’t you guys scared of these people?
    • “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous or scared for meet ups, but I’m not. It’s what I chose to do.” – Kyle
  • Have you ever got in a physical confrontation with someone?
    • It has happened, but we do everything we can to avoid this from happening. A physical confrontation is the last thing we want.
  • What do you guys do about safety?
    • We take every possible precaution we can to make sure we stay safe, that being said, we are engaging dangerous people and keeping that awareness in the forefront is a vital component to no one getting hurt. But we know the risk of what we’re doing and its a small price to pay for protecting our children from these predators.
  • Where can I go to help out KTS?
    • ktspred.com Use the resources here to get in touch with us.
  • Are there other groups out there like KTS?
    • Yes, several.
  • What makes you different then those groups?
    • Our local law enforcement backing.
  • Is KTS registered as a business with the state?
    • Yes we’re an LLC with IL.
  • Why do I have to pay to see the chat logs of people you are busting?
    • Due to the sometimes vulgar and graphic nature of our conversations, we have to post them to a platform that allows this. This costs money and also gives you an opportunity to support us so we can continue to keep your communities safe.
  • How you do know your not busting mentally challenged people?
    • Standard procedure is as follows in the event we suspect this. We’ll try to get to them on the phone to assess by how he interacts with us. If we at suspect limited mental capacity, we attempt to reach out to one of their family members and let them handle it. At that point we disengage.
  • Do you ever bust women?
    • We have one female bust under our belt, but they are extremely rare.
  • How did KTS start?
  • Who is Kyle? What is he all about?
    • Kyle is a nice guy, so long as your not walking out of a building to meet him holding his cell phone pointing at you.
  • How you show so much restraint with these people?
    • Starting any kind of physical confrontation would undermine the groups objective to get these people arrested. To keep in line with the groups goal, we have to show restraint.
  • Do you use fake accounts or something to catch these people?
    • We use decoy accounts run by KTS volunteers.
  • Are you only around St. Louis?
    • We are nationwide.
  • What is the process to get a potential pedophile to meet you and how do you arrange that with local police?
  • Is anyone “out of bounds”?
    • The only line we draw is people with diminished mental capacity. Other then that, everyone is fair game!
  • Have you ran into any trafficking rings?
    • There has been 2 possible rings we encountered.
  • Why not just leave this up to the real police?
    • Were just out to assist and be helpful as much as citizens can to identify sexual predators for law enforcement.
  • Don’t you worry about retaliation?
    • That is a real danger that we’ve ran into more then once and we do everything we can to mitigate this. But retaliation is a very real danger when doing this kind of thing. so YES, we worry! But the reward of protecting innocent children from sexual predators outweighs this risk.
  • If I see you guys doing a bust live, what should I do if I want to help?
    • Sit back, share our live for awareness and stay out of the meet.
  • Have you ever exposed a wrong person?
    • No
  • How much money does it take to run a group like this?
    • Like any organization, we absolute have running costs. These cost include things like gas money, to film gear, to subscription service to do background checks, to retaining fees for legal issues.
  • What do I do if I want to start a KTS branch in my area?
    • Reach out to your states attorneys office, and local PD or county sheriffs office and start a dialog with them about your intentions to start a group like this
  • How can I keep up to see what gets done?