This guy posed as a 14-year-old girl to trap online predators, and posted their pictures on Facebook
By day, Mr Fai Marwan is a 32-year-old bachelor who works in the hospitality industry.
By night, he is an online vigilante, on a mission to rid the Internet of "perverts and paedophiles".
This is how he did it:
1. HE POSED AS A YOUNG GIRL ONLINE
Two weeks ago, Mr Fai Marwan joined social networking site Alamak Chat and called himself "fgirl14".
2. HE GOT CHATTED UP BY MEN IN THEIR 20s
After a few days, he was approached by nine different men, all in their 20s.
At first, the men asked Mr Fai for his e-mail address on the pretext of adding him as a friend on Skype.
3. THEY ASKED HIM FOR SEX
Mr Fai claimed these men becamed bolder on Skype and made lewd proposals while chatting.
"During these chats, I asked these men what they wanted and the answer was always the same - sex.
"It didn't even matter to them when I said I was 14."
Even when he tried to steer the topic away from sex, he said the men were persistent.
4. HE DECIDED TO EXPOSE THEM
He took screengrabs of his chats with these men on his Facebook account.
In a private Facebook post, Mr Fai displayed 81 pictures compiled from his "sting operation", which included suggestive pictures as well as the men's profile pictures and contact details.
Mr Fai said it was a conversation with a friend two weeks ago which got him started. Till then, he was sure Singaporean men would not prey on girls under the age of 16.
After all, the law is clear — girls of that age are protected because of their lack of maturity.
And those who prey on them can be jailed for up to 10 years.
“But my friend said that’s not the case,” Mr Fai said. “She said there are men out there who are eager to hook up with girls as young as 14 if given the opportunity, and many of them turned to the Internet for such kicks.”
He told TNP: “I have nothing to hide because I am doing the right thing.
“I have my own reasons why I never went to the authorities with what I have uncovered.
“I am not doing this to shame people, I am doing this to create awareness so that parents and people are aware of what’s going on online.”