Man caught by video vigilante sentenced, added to sex offender registry

Posted at 10:40 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 10:40:52-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – One of the men captured on hidden camera by a local vigilante is now officially a felon.

Philip Crawford was sentenced to 35 days in jail and three years of probation after being recorded by Anxiety War, a local vigilante who posed on websites as an underage teen and responded to requests for sexual contact.

Crawford had no previous criminal record and has already served 35 days in jail, so he has been released.  He is now listed as a felon on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for at least the next 20 years.

As part of his probation, Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker says that Crawford is not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 17 without the supervision of an adult who is responsible for the child and is not allowed to have access to the internet.