NBC's Chris Hansen Has Not Been Arrested for Child Molestation

By Matt Murai on September 3, 2010

Chris Hansen, arrested, child, molestation, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — NBC News correspondent Chris Hansen has not been arrested for child molestation, contrary to Web rumors.

"Chris Hansen arrested for child molestation" surged to the top of Google's trends early Friday. The rumor may be connected to the recent arrest of James William Hansen, a Cedar Rapids man who was busted for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with three underage males at a Blairstown park.

Chris Hansen joined NBC in May 1993 as a correspondent for Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric. In September 2004, Hansen began his breakthrough investigative reporting on online sexual predators, To Catch a Predator. Eleven dramatic hidden camera investigations have exposed over 250 men who target young teenagers over the Internet. In April 2007, he reported in To Catch an ID Thief, an unprecedented investigation into the massive billion-dollar epidemic of identity theft. Using Dateline's signature hidden camera techniques, the report followed the trails of an international identity theft ring, capturing for the first time on network television how the crime works and some of the people that may be behind the process.

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