EDP445 Allegations

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Made by Nick Beri

Nick Beri, Writer

Bryant Moreland, who goes by the name EDP445 on YouTube and social media, has over 2 million followers on the streaming platform. According to recent developments, a group named Predator Poachers has caught him as he engaged with a 13-year-old girl and planned to meet her. The group confronted him with a number of videos and screenshots that they had, proving his involvement.

On April 18, 2021, the group also took to the Instagram feed and shared a series of explicit screenshots and videos, which exposed EDP. They contained his messages to the 13-year-old girl, which in reality were people from the group Predator Poachers. The pictures and videos that were shared on the social media platform were followed by a detailed video, wherein they confronted the YouTuber. The group asked him, “You did double text here, correct? Knowing she was 13?” to which EDP replied, “Correct”. He also had the same answer, when asked, “So you initiated a conversation with a 13-year-old knowing she was 13?”.

This is not the first time that the creator is being accused of being a pedophile. In October 2020, he sent explicit messages to someone who catfished as a 17-year-old girl, and EDP also threatened them, if they shared the message online. The repetitive accusations against the YouTuber, which have been coming in since the last year as well as his involvement with a thirteen-year-old girl, intentionally as he accepted in the confrontation with Predators Poachers, is suspected to get EDP in major trouble.

The sting operation occurred in Bakersfield, California, when a group called the Predator Poachers approached the 30-year-old with multiple screenshots and messages he exchanged with someone he thought was an underage girl. One of the group members approached EDP445 with a stack of paper containing 84 messages before asking the YouTuber’s intentions around the 6:20 mark. “I was actually coming out here to pick up a cupcake and then go back home,” Moreland responded. “There was nothing that was gonna be sexual involved because I’m not like that — well, obviously the text messages and stuff like that, you know what I mean? Yeah, that was all that was gonna happen.”

When pressed further on his reasons for messaging a 13-year-old and then attempting to meet up with her, Moreland claimed he was simply lonely. “She messaged me and I’m not gonna lie to you man, sometimes a person feels lonely and stuff and they want the interaction, you know what I mean? And that’s pretty much what happened,” he claimed.

Throughout the rest of the clip, the group questioned Moreland’s attraction to underage girls. Around 48 minutes into the clip, Moreland attempted to prevent the group from calling the police by claiming he was going to get help. “You’re not gonna get help. You had plenty of chances to get help,” responded one of the Predator Poachers. “You’ve been exposed for this six different times. Here you are not learning your lesson. This is not okay.” The video ended with Moreland leaving to his vehicle, which was parked at a nearby Rite Aid, as the group stayed on the phone with 911.

Following the release of the entire sting operation, Bakersfield PD confirmed that they were investigating the matter. So far, no charges have been field, but one thing is for sure, EDP’s YouTube fame is pretty much over.