Update as of November 2, 2014: Despite having a permanent Protection Order as of May 2, 2014 Leslie Rogers of Spokane, WA continues to electronically monitor and harass me and third parties connected to me all of which are direct violations of the court order.
The first known contact Leslie Rogers made to me was through Facebook using the name of Chris O’Leary on Dec. 12, 2012. That Facebook profile was created on August 25, 2012. I’m drawing the conclusion that she started gathering data on me long before she sent me the Dec. 12, 2012 messages. Those messages went directly to my spam folder and I didn’t find them until Sept. 8, 2014.
Her first known tweets to me were on June 21, 2013. Did she possibly send other tweets to me and I just missed them due to the inherent pace of Twitter? I believe it’s very likely. The ironic part is that I almost entirely missed the June 21-24, 2013 tweets which are what made me aware I had a “problem”.
Unfortunately this means she was gathering information on me and monitoring what I said, who I said it to, etc. long before I realized what was happening.
Please note that although her legal name is Leslie Rogers she also goes by Kellie Rogers, Kellie Ruggerio and Kellie Levy. She lives in Spokane, WA but is from Sandpoint, ID and claims to live in Vancouver, BC.
Of course, as you can imagine, she doesn’t use any of her real “names” when she creates Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or email accounts.
To date she’s created: (these numbers may actually be higher since she doesn’t always contact me through the accounts she creates)
- 39 different Twitter accounts
- 22 different Facebook accounts
- 3 different G+ accounts
Below is a list of all of the known various personas she’s adopted to date. Without a doubt, she’ll continue making up new names and new accounts. If you’re contacted by any strange accounts referencing me, my attorney (Sarah Cuellar), etc. please take screenshots and contact me.
- Jill Logan
- Nikki (another person she harassed in 2012 & early 2013)
- Kristine Perkins
- Marshall Tate
- Tate Marshall
- Selene Lemercier
- Various accounts in my name (regular and “backwards” spelling of my name)
- Various accounts in my son’s name (“backwards” spelling of my son’s name)
- Chris O’Leary
- Bobby Blank
- Katie Miller
- Michael (Marty) Shaw
- Mick Hawn
- Alex Ryan (woman)
- Ryan Warren
- Ryen Warren
- Jillie Peterson
- Jillie Ryan
- Jon Kemp
- Becky Feehan
- Becky Steele
- Cara Morrow
- Tucker Wilson
- Deidre Leary
- Kylie Peterson
- Candi Adams
- Jon Harris
- Mollie Sims
- Shaun Stewart
- Eric Connor
- Eric Jae
- Catie Peterson
- S Harris
- Other random, non-sensical names (e.g. FancyFeetFool, ZodiacFacts10, LoveEvilEnigma, etc.)
The original May 2014 post
I like my life. A lot. Of course, there are things, in my life, that could be improved – such as my son not leaving his dirty socks laying in random places or the mess of shoes that lurks at the front door. I also haven’t been to a dance, zumba or yoga in over two months. But at the heart of it all – I’m surrounded by people who care a great deal about me and I’m blessed with a thriving virtual assistant business.
A cyberstalker is the last thing I expected.
I believe in karma and treating others the way I want to be treated so it was a great surprise to me when I inadvertently (through no fault of my own) attracted a cyberstalker in June 2013. My best guess is that she (Crazy Pants) found me through conversations I was having on Twitter with a guy friend.
Her real name is Leslie Ann Rogers and she currently goes by several known aliases: Kellie Rogers, Kellie Ruggerio and Kellie Levy. She lives in Spokane, WA. Her “real” Twitter, as of the time of this writing, is @KellieRuggerio. Update as of May 6, 2014 @ 8:25 pm EST. She’s now changed her Twitter handle to @KellieLevy18)
What has transpired since June 2013 can only be referred to as Crazy (yes, Crazy with a capital C).
Here is just a partial list of what’s happened:
- She’s set up 38 different Twitter accounts (which also means she had to set up 38 different email addresses) and 10 different Facebook accounts for the sole purpose of harassing me. Some accounts have been set up in my name or my son’s name.
- She’s morphed porn photos with my face and sent them to a client on Twitter and posted them on a friend’s business Facebook page.
- I have submitted over 300 pages of documentation to both my detective and my attorney.
- She was spoofing calls (both to me and then to others with my phone number being displayed) which lead to me changing my phone number.
Because of all of this absolute craziness, which has drug on for 11 long, long months, I have out of pocket / loss of income exceeding $8,000 and my stress levels have reached an all time high; so it may seem counter-intuitive when I say – Crazy Pants has made me a better person.
How has a cyberstalker made me a better person, you ask?
It comes down to one simple thing.
She forced me to say no to others so I can say yes to myself.
What exactly does that mean?
I began a quest to learn all I could about cyberstalking/online harassment and how to pursue legal action. In hindsight I should have kept track of the number of hours I’ve spent with all of the research and other time invested over the past 11 months. It’s been horribly time-consuming and I realized, after eight months, (I can be a slow learner!) that I either had to continue staying up until the wee hours of the morning or I was going to have to let some clients go in order to free up the time I needed. The lack of sleep has contributed to the health problems that have arisen, mainly due to the stress associated as a result of her antics so the only option was for me to let go of billable hours.
I could handle things related to her. I could take care of myself and my son. I could take care of my clients. I could do two of those three things but not all three. There just wasn’t enough time in the day for all three.
Deciding which clients I was going to let go was one of the most heartbreaking and emotional decisions I’ve had to make in my five+ years of business. And if I’m honest about it, I was really angry (at Crazy Pants), for forcing me to decide between dealing with her shit and doing the work I love. Seriously – why did I have to let go of income to deal with her Craziness?
But it is what it is and with some re-framing I realized the hand she “forced” for me would allow me to:
- take a more active role in the investigation and pursuit of the protection order
- get more sleep as I’m not staying up until the wee hours of the morning doing my research
- when a friend, who is in a similar situation, called last week for advice I was able to stay on the phone with her for over two hours
- become a healthier person (more about that in a future post)
- have some time to write a book about the experience and to help others be safer online
Despite these “hidden benefits” I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. As of Friday, April 25, 2014 I have an enforceable [Download not found] (which is why I can publicly talk about this now) so hopefully my story is over soon. Maybe I won’t have any more of my precious time being allocated to her. The thought of newly found “free time”, and all the possibilities it presents, makes me so incredibly excited!
Thank you, Crazy Pants, for making me a better person.
And so I start a new chapter of my life…..===