NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA – A group of pedophile hunters in Massachusetts say they recently caught Democrat Matt Trowbridge, a former candidate for state representative, showing up to meet whom he thought would be a 14-year-old boy for sex.
The citizen-activist group Predator Poachers Massachusetts undertakes “To Catch A Predator” – style stings and posts them on YouTube. In this case, a decoy posed as a 14-year-old boy, made contact with Trowbridge online and set up a tryst.
When Trowbridge arrived for the rendezvous, Predator Poachers was there to catch him on camera.
Before going to meet the decoy boy for sex, Trowbridge allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to the person he believed was 14 years old. He made a special effort to confirm the boy’s age.
Screenshots of the texts were first obtained by TB Daily News.
The screenshots leave no doubt that Trowbridge was aware of the fictional boy’s stated age. The reference to the decoy’s mother is only one example.
In other screen captures, when Trowbridge first inquired as to the boy’s age, the “boy” wrote “14 turning 15.”
Trowbridge responded, texting: