Don Putt, seen here in a Creep Catchers video posted on YouTube, was sentenced to six months for child luring back in December, pleaded guilty to charges from the 1980s on April 13 and faces a trial for yet more charges from 1973 in May.

UPDATE: Subject of Creep Catchers sting pleads guilty to 1980s sex offences in Chilliwack court

Don Putt, already in jail on previous charge, scheduled for sentencing May 10

The Chilliwack man caught by a vigilante group trying to lure a child pleaded guilty April 13 to two sex-related offences from the 1980s.

Don Putt, 67, appeared in Chilliwack Provincial Court via video link that day and his lawyer Martin Finch told the court of the plea.

He appeared again via video on April 18 to confirm a May 10 in-person appearance for sentencing.

Putt was first charged after the vigilante anti-pedophile group Creep Catchers posted a video of Putt as he showed up to the Vedder Crossing McDonald’s to meet who he thought was a 12-year-old boy. He pleaded guilty and is currently serving a six-month sentence for telecommunicating to lure a child under the age of 14.

After that story emerged, alleged victims from the 1980s came forward and three more charges were laid. Putt faces two counts of sexual assault from 1984 and 1986, and one count of sexual exploitation from 1989.

He pleaded guilty to the two sexual assault charges that occurred in Agassiz and Crown stayed the sexual exploitation charge.

And in addition to the 1980s charges, Putt now faces a trial in May for an even older alleged offence.

On May 23 and 24, he stands trial for one count of gross indecency and one count of “indecent assault of a male on a male” (no longer in the criminal code) from July 4, 1973 in Abbotsford.

Putt’s case has received some international attention, particularly because of the time he spent living in Australia and Thailand. He lived in a Melbourne suburb for approximately eight years and had an online listing where he offered accommodation to travellers.

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