Don Putt

Don Putt

Chilliwack man in jail for child luring now faces sex charges from the 1980s

Don Putt, 67, sentenced in December for child luring after bust by vigilante group Creep Catchers, a case that brought forward more victims

A Chilliwack man who pleaded guilty to child luring after a sting in October by a vigilante group is now charged with three sex-related offences dating back to the 1980s.

Don Putt faces two counts of sexual assault from 1984 and 1986, and one count of sexual interference from 1989.

None of the allegations have been discussed or proven in court, but the Progress has learned there may be more than one victim, two boys who lived in the Agassiz area at the time.

Victims of the alleged incidents from the 1980s only came forward after the 67-year-old Putt was nabbed in a sting by the Fraser Valley chapter of Creep Catchers, a group of vigilantes who pose as underage boys and girls on dating websites, arrange meetings, film those meetings and then shame the alleged offenders on social media.

It was Oct. 7, 2016 when Putt showed up to the Vedder Crossing McDonald’s to meet who he thought was a 12-year-old boy only to be met by members of Creep Catchers.

The video was spread via YouTube by the vigilante group.

Putt quickly pleaded guilty one count of telecommunicating to lure a child under the age of 14 and was sentenced on Dec. 13 to the statutory minimum of six months jail. He received credit for 28 days time served.

Putt remains in jail and is scheduled to face the new charges in a video appearance in Chilliwack provincial court Tuesday at 10 a.m.


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