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* The bulk of ''Film/TheHunt'' is about a CloseKnitCommunity turning on a member they mistakenly believe to be a child molester.

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* The bulk of ''Film/TheHunt'' ''Film/TheHunt2012'' is about a CloseKnitCommunity turning on a member they mistakenly believe to be a child molester.

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* The main antagonists of ''Film/SouthBronxHeroes'' are a child pornography organization masquerading as a foster home.


* A more literal application of the trope happens in one episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace''. A young looking woman poses as underage bait, a fledging, wheelchair bound unofficial cop (an accident prevented him from getting a badge), and a cameraman (who was later revealed to [[RapeAsBackStory have been raped during a home invasion when he was 12]]) set up a sting operation to catch paedophiles, a la ''ToCatchAPredator''. Unlike the Chris Hanson manned operation, this version is more vigilante based and not exactly full proof to prevent people from escaping, which one guy managed to do. The cop goes after him, and gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which [[DrivenToSuicide drove the pedophile to shoot himself with the cop's gun]]. To [[FromBadToWorse make things even better]], when the cameraman realized the cop was about to tell the police about what happened, he tried to kill him to shut up, though was unsuccessful. By episode's end, the cop survived the assault but by killing the cameraman.

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* A more literal application of the trope happens in one episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace''. A young looking woman poses as underage bait, a fledging, wheelchair bound unofficial cop (an accident prevented him from getting a badge), and a cameraman (who was later revealed to [[RapeAsBackStory have been raped during a home invasion when he was 12]]) set up a sting operation to catch paedophiles, a la ''ToCatchAPredator''.''Series/ToCatchAPredator''. Unlike the Chris Hanson manned operation, this version is more vigilante based and not exactly full proof to prevent people from escaping, which one guy managed to do. The cop goes after him, and gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which [[DrivenToSuicide drove the pedophile to shoot himself with the cop's gun]]. To [[FromBadToWorse make things even better]], when the cameraman realized the cop was about to tell the police about what happened, he tried to kill him to shut up, though was unsuccessful. By episode's end, the cop survived the assault but by killing the cameraman.


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* In ''Webcomic/TheLettersOfTheDevil'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that Chuck Castor had an affair with an underage intern and subsequently killed her when she revealed she was pregnant.]]
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* Subverted (via some parodying of the DoubleStandard) in an episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''; George's wife works the neighborhood into a frenzy over a convicted sex offender living in the neighborhood. When a neighborhood mob shows up on the offender's doorstep, they find out "he's" a "she" - a [[HotForStudent former teacher who had sex with an underage student]], and had served time for it. The crowd (with the now-doubly indignant exception of the wife) disperses with basically an "Oh. Carry on, then."

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* Subverted (via some parodying of the DoubleStandard) in an episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''; ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''; George's wife works the neighborhood into a frenzy over a convicted sex offender living in the neighborhood. When a neighborhood mob shows up on the offender's doorstep, they find out "he's" a "she" - a [[HotForStudent former teacher who had sex with an underage student]], and had served time for it. The crowd (with the now-doubly indignant exception of the wife) disperses with basically an "Oh. Carry on, then."


* The ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' lampshades this trope with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/215/ Kitty Photographer]].

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* The ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' lampshades this trope with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/215/ Kitty Photographer]]. A man lines up a photograph of his cat, but as he takes the picture, his toddler son runs across the shot while nude. When the film is developed, the developers are outraged and call the police, leading to the man's arrest and brutal beating by his cellmates.


* The ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' lampshades this trope with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/215/ Kitty Photographer]].

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* The ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' lampshades this trope with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/215/ Kitty Photographer]].


* In an episode of ''Series/BeingHuman'', [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire Mitchell]] mistakes one of his unlabeled discs of "vampire porn" for a ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' movie, and lends it out to one of the neighborhood boys. The result is a ''massive'' pedo hunt, complete with (misspelled) graffiti, eggings, angry mobs and being spat in the face.

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* In an episode of ''Series/BeingHuman'', ''Series/BeingHumanUK'', [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire Mitchell]] mistakes one of his unlabeled discs of "vampire porn" for a ''Creator/LaurelAndHardy'' movie, and lends it out to one of the neighborhood boys. The result is a ''massive'' pedo hunt, complete with (misspelled) graffiti, eggings, angry mobs and being spat in the face.


* One story arc of ''BatmanAndTheOutsiders'' has Arsenal and Co. teaming up with [[SpecialGuest John Walsh]] to hunt down a massive organized paedophile/child prostitution/slavery operation. The arc began with one of the female team members admitting to have been a captive of this gang during her teenage years.

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* One story arc of ''BatmanAndTheOutsiders'' ''ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders'' has Arsenal and Co. teaming up with [[SpecialGuest John Walsh]] to hunt down a massive organized paedophile/child prostitution/slavery operation. The arc began with one of the female team members admitting to have been a captive of this gang during her teenage years.

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* The bulk of ''Film/TheHunt'' is about a CloseKnitCommunity turning on a member they mistakenly believe to be a child molester.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in a skit on ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'': Trevor [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop sings a song]] to a group of [[HarmfulToMinors children]] titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNR-x1net-A Get a New Daddy]], teaching them that if their father annoys them, they can [[WoundedGazelleGambit lie about him molesting them]] to send them away and get a new one.


* Though it was only revealed retroactively, the seduction of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Gwen Stacy by Norman Osborn]] may qualify. While there was no hunt on him for that reason, it did stir up the hate for him.


Nothing better to whip up some outrage in your story than making the bad guy a paedophile. More cynical works about this trope will often note that getting people whipped up into a mob-frenzy -- over any subject, but particularly one as emotive and genuinely shocking as this -- can be a very good way to distract and manipulate them.

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Nothing better to whip up some outrage in your story than making the bad guy a paedophile.child molester. More cynical works about this trope will often note that getting people whipped up into a mob-frenzy -- over any subject, but particularly one as emotive and genuinely shocking as this -- can be a very good way to distract and manipulate them.


* The ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' lampshades this trope with [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF215-Kitty_Photographer.jpg Kitty Photographer]].

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* The ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' lampshades this trope with [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF215-Kitty_Photographer.jpg [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/215/ Kitty Photographer]].

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