Mom, 38, poses as 15-year-old girls online to snare sex offenders

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Roo Powell, 38, poses arsenic  aggregate  teenage girls to drawback  enactment    offenders connected  the caller   bid    "Undercover Underage." Roo Powell, 38, poses arsenic aggregate teenage girls to drawback enactment offenders connected the caller bid "Undercover Underage." Discovery+

There’s nary messing with this mom!

Connecticut nonmigratory Roo Powell, 38, is snaring enactment offenders successful the caller Discovery+ docuseries “Undercover Underage” by posing arsenic antithetic 15-year-old schoolgirls.

The six-part bid — acceptable to premiere Nov. 2 — shows however the mom-of-three transforms into the teens successful a bid to bust cyber creeps who are looking to lure successful minors implicit the internet.

In 1 episode, Powell poses arsenic “Flori” — “an emotionally fragile precocious schoolhouse pupil from Stamford” — according to the Daily Beast, which previewed the melodramatic caller series.

At first, “Flori” enters online chatrooms for teenagers, wherever she is rapidly contacted by respective sleazeballs lurking connected the forums.

The messages “Flori” receives from the men “range from the disgusting to the disgraceful to the outright abominable,” according to the Daily Beast, and Powell is hell-bent connected catching the creeps who composed them.

In bid to bash so, she indispensable support the charade going and person the men that “Flori” is simply a existent teen.

The ma dons antithetic wigs and uses “a assortment of lighting and touch-up tricks” successful bid to look much than 2 decades younger. She sends snaps to the men and adjacent communicates with them implicit FaceTime if they truthful request.

Powell is truthful dedicated to catching the crooks that she adjacent has a “staged bedroom” successful her suburban home, which is decorated to look similar it belongs to a teenage girl.

Powell has adjacent    decorated a chamber  successful  her suburban location  to marque   it look   similar  it belongs to a 15-year-old girl.Powell has decorated a chamber successful her suburban location to marque it look similar it belongs to a 15-year-old girl.Discovery+

But she doesn’t enactment alone. Powell has an full unit of assistants aiding her mission, including Norwalk Police Department Detective Mark Suda.

The bull consults with the ma astir her elaborate endeavors and pretends to beryllium her Uber operator erstwhile she meets the men face-to-face.

Powell is simply a “child advocate” and the caput of the non-profit enactment Safe from Online Sex Abuse (SOSA). Once SOSA has capable grounds astir the identities of the men, they manus it implicit to authoritative authorities.

Powell uses wigs, lighting and constitution  successful  bid   to look   much  than 2  decades younger than she really  is.Powell uses wigs, lighting and constitution successful bid to look much than 2 decades younger than she really is.Discovery+

Alarmingly, 2 of the men busted successful the caller bid are nationalist schoolhouse employees.

Speaking with Deadline earlier this month, Powell stated: “Online intersexual maltreatment and exploitation tin hap rapidly and quietly. A insignificant tin beryllium unsocial successful their country and idiosyncratic tin beryllium abusing them via their telephone 2,000 miles away.

One of Powell's change  egos "Hannah" is pictured above.One of Powell’s alter-egos, “Hannah,” is pictured above.Discovery+

“My anticipation is done broadening consciousness with this show, we tin forestall enactment maltreatment and exploitation of children online, arsenic good arsenic empower parents and caregivers to beryllium a compassionate enactment strategy for kids successful their communities,” she said.

The amusement is created successful the mold of the fashionable NBC bid “To Catch a Predator,” which ran from 2004 to 2007.