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Robert Kleisinger interview

We talk a lot about safety for you guys, because we care about you and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep you safe, smart and savvy while you are online. The internet is an awesome place to have fun, chat with friends, read up on entertainment news, games, homework help and more, and we want to keep it that way for every one of you. But sometimes we hear about stories about the kinds of things that can happen online to young people who maybe don’t realize the danger that is out there. We don’t let you give out your personal information not because we don’t trust you, but because we don’t trust some of the people that are unfortunately out there, preying on innocent kids from behind an online persona.

So here is a story we heard about and we were lucky enough to interview the man who not only saved his teenaged daughter from being victimized by a cyber predator but saved countless others.

Postmedia News September 22, 2011 – 5:06 PM ET

By Rochelle Baker

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A father who posed as a 15-year-old girl online to snare the man sexually luring his teenage daughter received an Abbotsford Police Board commendation on Tuesday.

Robert Kleisinger contacted police in the spring of 2009 after noticing a 33-year-old adult male was conducting inappropriate chats with his 15-year-old daughter.

Kleisinger installed Internet monitoring software to his computer, and resulting information led to charges against Jason “Booda” Reise, also wanted in the U.S. for violating parole after a property crime conviction.

The concerned dad continued to monitor Reise’s Internet presence after the charges were laid and noticed the offender was still posting to online social networking sites, a violation of his bail conditions.

Posing as a 15-year-old girl, Kleisinger set up a dummy Facebook account in October 2010.

He ‘friended’ some of Reise’s acquaintances and soon after, the online predator — prohibited from using the Internet or communicating with minors — made contact.

After several online conversations, Reise made plans to meet his new online ‘friend’ and to go buy drugs with her.

During the entire online sting, Kleisinger kept records and maintained contact with Abbotsford Police. All the effort paid off after Reise was arrested again, had his bail revoked and was returned to jail until his trial.

The sex offender pleaded guilty to luring a child via computer and invitation to sexual touching in April 2011. He was released from jail soon after his plea as a result of receiving double credit for six months time served.

But within days, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) handed him over to U.S. authorities.

Reise, a landed immigrant in Canada, is banned from re-entering the country following his deportation, now that he has served six-months behind bars.

Abbotsford Mayor George Peary commended Kleisinger for his actions while handing him the award.

“Your actions were paramount in ridding Abbotsford of a convicted sex offender,” said Peary. “The city and Abbotsford Police Department are grateful for your efforts in nailing this guy. Good job. Well done.”

Abbotsford Times

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So if you think sometimes we are being too strict on you with your privacy and safety controls, realize we’re just looking after you! We want you to have fun and be safe online.

The KW team

 

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Dear dish it, plz help my friends treat me like a third wheel everyday I'm happy but then I'm ether getting left out pushed to the curb or something like that. I want to ditch them but I don't have anyone else to talk to or hang with, I was lonely at school because they weren't there help! Wat do I do
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Friends are hard to find, I will say that, but it's easy to make new friends:)<3
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Colorpaw
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  "Colorpaw" wrote: God yes! My mom would kill me if she found me on this site! -.- It gets annoying sometimes. My dad is strict too, but maybe not as much. I have to keep sites where I have any kind of interaction with people I haven't met face to face a secret, and it gets hard sometimes because I'm on quite a few roleplay sites which obviously involve chatting/interacting with people. I trust everybody on those sites though, but try telling my mom that.     My parents have gotten a lot better since then, but they're still strict about the chat sites and all. My mom is still very strict, but not nearly as much as then. I guess it's because I've gotten older. I'll be 13 in a few days. c: ALSO. If any of you saw my other post, pretend you didn't xD For some reason I thought I'd posted the original forum post. xDD I guess that's what happens when you haven't been on a site in a couple of years, you start forgetting things.  
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tweenblogger
Thanks so much.  :love
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Shannyboo3
I know exactly how you feel.  I'm going through the same thing. The thing to know is none of it's your fault.  And you can visit your mom or your dad.  You can try to get your mind of it by hanging out with your friends at school.  I feel your pain.   And I feel bad that this kind of stuff happens in life.  But god will make everything better. :)
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