Chris Hansen's Arrest For Molestation Was A Hoax
Recent rumors that Dateline's, To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen was arrested on child molestation charges are false, according to the Benton County Sherriff's office.
There were rumors circulating that Hansen, who is the soft-spoken host of a Dateline television show dedicated to snaring sexual deviants, was himself caught for illegal sexual acts with minors.
However, according to media reports, Hansen has fallen victim to mistaken identity.
According to Brenton County Sheriffs, it was James William Hansen who was arrested on Wednesday for inappropriate sexual contact with a minor, not the popular TV show host.
James Hansen is alleged to have had committed sex crimes against three underage boys at a park, on August 6.
He is being charged with two counts of sexual abuse in the second-degree, one count of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child.
On Friday, James Hansen was in Benton County Jail and his bail was set at $25,000.
The two men are not related.