Matthew Cogburn

They’re still showing up:

It seems that Dateline NBC had another one of their “To Catch A Predator” epsisodes tonight. I missed it because I wasn’t home. However a reader by the name of Big Boss tipped me off to one of the guys they exposed…

Another man who despite seeing our previous broadcasts is willing to take the risk of showing up at a stranger’s house to possibly have sex with a minor.

He’s 22-year-old Matthew Cogburn- yesterday was his birthday. He’s here to meet a decoy pretending to be a 14-year-old.

This clean cut all-American looking man has a MySpace page where he says “Jesus rocks” and lists god as his number one hero. But when he goes into a Yahoo chat room, he seems like another person. His chat with a girl he thinks is 14 is so graphic, much of it can’t be shown. He does ask the decoy if her house is secluded so if they use the jacuzzi, “you can moan and squeal all you want.”

Matthew Cogburn (hidden camera footage): Nice house.

Decoy: Thank you. Did you have a hard time getting here?

Cogburn: Well the road that I was looking for didn’t show up.

Hansen: Why don’t you have a seat there, and get comfortable for a minute

Cogburn: I had a feeling this was going to happenHansen: You had a feeling what was going to happen?

Cogburn: Is this the national news thing. The national news all that stuff?

Hansen: NBC? You mean like Dateline NBC?

Cogburn: Yeah.

Hansen: What was your plan here today?

Cogburn: I don’t. I can’t answer that as I want to because I’ve been in a struggle with myself on what I want, ’cause I’m still a virgin and a just, and it’s stupid that I did this.

Hansen: How old are you?

Cogburn: 22

Hansen: And how old was the girl you were chatting with on line?

Cogburn: The girl said she was 13 or 14.

Hansen: 13 or 14? And you thought that it would be okay to come over here and visit a young girl home alone?

Cogburn: I wanted it, I wanted to think it was okay, but I guess (he shrugs his shoulders)

Hansen: Now, I’m looking at this chat log here. Sixteen minutes into this discussion you ask if she can do ‘deep throat’. Explain that to me.

Cogburn: No reason to explain it.

Hansen: No reason to explain it. (reading from chat) “How do you feel about sex?” “You on birth control?” or “Are you sticking with condoms?” “you got toys”?

Cogburn: is there any ah

Hansen: Well I want you to square that with what’s on your MySpace Website where you talk about “Jesus rocks.”


You’ll hear more about this man’s inner struggle after he’s in police custody.

And thanks to Big Boss we have Cogburn’s MySpace. His MySpace user name is “crazyforchristcoggy”. It seems he’s crazier for underage girls.

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22 Comments

  1. smith
  2. K

    Will this episode be rebroadcast??? They need to advertise these better. I love when they bust scum bags.

  3. Trench Reynolds

    I think they’re doing it for all of September on Tuedays.

  4. MCA

    Every time NBC airs one of these shows, I am constantly amazed at those caught who have seen the previous shows. Some even recognize Chris Hanson.

    What I don’t understand is why NBC then choses to air shows about teachers and students such as Mary Kay Letourneau and Deb Lafave immediately after.

  5. jade

    he’s pulled his myspace page.

  6. Enigma

    I went to high school with this guy and even had a class with him a few semesters ago at college. He really showed none of these tendencies at all, and was very religious. That’s insane.

  7. Enigma

    By the way, check out his two yahoo profiles:
    http://profiles.yahoo.com/talmatt/ http://profiles.yahoo.com/centgaguy04/

    It’s almost like they are two different people. And regarding “centgaguy04,” pretty big words for a virgin, eh?

  8. Ashley

    This guy is my third-cousin, I haven’t seen him since I was really little. Like, around six, meaning he was eleven the last time I saw him.

    But yea, my grandmum told me about this today. And it’s just… shocking to think he’s family.

  9. Enigma

    I found his CarDomain profile.
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/608926

  10. dee

    omg, i played a soccer game with him. he invited me to bible study and everything…i saw this and quickly had to call my mom! This is crazy…i never looked at things like this to be so close to home. That’s crazy…WOW. Im like shocked…

  11. BigBoss

    FYI, he was sentenced to 10 years (minimum 4 years served), 16 years probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender. He’s currently in the custody of Harris County Correctional, and his prisoner ID is 625867.

    More details here: http://orochiyamazaki.livejournal.com/58406.html

  12. PJ

    I feel sorry for him in way because I was like him in my 20s and was a Christian fundamentalist who was a virgin and not comfortable with it. I solved the problem by jettisoning fundamentalism, having sex with women my age, and becoming a Roman
    Catholic like I was raised. I was not a perfect Christian, but I never was a pedophile or criminal either.

  13. sorry

    this guy is messed up big time by religion!!! religion has destroyed this young man and many others due to the gay priests bullshit . Religion is evil and one day it will not exist. NEVER MIND the gay priests what about all those pedaphyles and AND the denial the church is into about THAT all they do is shuffle them around to other dioiseis and stay in denial!!!!

  14. afterall

    This guy is only disturbed due to religion.Religion and nothing else. It’s a godamn dirty rotten shame! GOD–if there even is one–would never go along w/ what the church teaches—it’s so out of date,it’s insanity.PURE INSANITY. Religion should be banned.

  15. Leeeeroy Jenkins

    STFU, sorry and afterall. Get your panties out of a twist and finish watching Predator Bowl!

  16. PJ

    In answer to the mindless anti-Christian rants above: I should stress that Matthew Cogburn was/is a BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN and not a Roman Catholic. In fact, “born agains” tend to hate/despise Roman Catholics. He comes straight out of the fundamentalist “born again” Christian tradition.

    I was raised Catholic and was never abused by anyone. In fact, I did not encounter any negative ideas concerning human sexuality until I became a “born again” when I was 19. I thank God every day that he led me out of that pit of demons and back to Holy Mother Church.

  17. Mr. Enigma

    Cogburn was released from prison on 2/10/09.

  18. j

    matt was my neighbor in college for over a year.
    i got blown away when i heard about this all. he really used to be a pretty nice guy. i think he was just being kind of a dumbass when he did this. he was too much of a wuss to drink with the rest of the boys because he probably didnt want to break the law. he could have gotten girls and stuff if he just didnt try to be so righteous all the time. he looks better than me haha. i wish i could talk to him sometimes. if i had one minute with him i could have stopped this from happening. -matt i miss you but you fucked up dude. people still care about you but your life is going to be painful now. its going to seem like forever but dont give up on yourself and one day things might be good for you.

  19. Randy Conway

    To all religion haters I don t know why this is so hard.It is written in the bible.Satan is tricky when he does something it is underhanded and in the image of good therego christian looking for little girls to mollest.Most profound comparrison in bible.Satan will be standing in the temple claiming to be jesus returned.Just like bible says

  20. Dorothy

    I think this Dateline sting crap has to end. Hansen is a j.o., with a tone to him that makes a normal man want to pipe his skull till he is no longer breathing. Hansen brings nothing good to this existence, and the so-called predators, half of them at least never get convicted. The sooner Hansen is taught the lesson he will never forget the better of this country is.

    1. Trench Reynolds

      Sounds like someone’s boyfriend has been on TV.

      1. adam

        haha score

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