Nominee - Jesse Partito - Kitchener, Ontario NOMINEE: This is 30-something Jesse. He chatted up one of our child profiles on Skout. We later found out from one of his friends that he may have a girlfriend.
He is a flooring contractor from the Kitchener/Waterloo area. His company is JLP Flooring Installations. On Skout he gave his phone number to the child account: 519-404-0889. When it was disclosed that the account belonged to someone who was under 18, Jesse's initial reaction was: "Just say you're 18... go with that"
He was told he was chatting with a 12-year old girl. He then said, "Very young... Well it's illegal" He then later said to the child, "...you teasednme (sic)... with that amazing body... got me all hard" - He was told the child had been recently in trouble for sending nudes. Trying to convince the child to send nudes to him he suggested him sending a nude first and that the child should, "...learn (to be) discrete" He tried hard to nudes from this child saying that her mother, "Would never know if (she) sent them". He encouraged the child to take the nude image and to, "Blur face."
When the child wanted to continue the conversation off Skout, she insisted on texting while Jesse only wanted to chat on Skype, Snapchat or Kik. He said the phone number he had given earlier her was the wrong phone number. He then said it was his friend's phone number, that he gave the phone to his friend. On the phone's voicemail was Jesse telling the world that JLP Flooring was unavailable.
We later found Kijiji ads belonging to Jesse. We emailed him looking for a quote. He responded infrequently, at one point saying he deleted the messages from Kijiji and that he had no way of contacting the potential fictional clients back. We talked to him about coming to measure for a quote and he submitted to us, two references, one of which said he was late often during the one job he performed. Not surprising given that he cancelled last minute, for the planned quote/measure for our fictitious kitchen floor.
Back on Skout, Jesse knew he had done something wrong. He immediately changed his name on Skout to "KW" and removed his pictures. He refused to answer his phone at all material times, even for his fictitious potential clients.
On or about July 4, 2019 (several days after his experience with the child), he deleted everything off his Facebook and changed his name.
UPDATE (July 4/19-8:04pm): We've received messages from someone who messaged Jesse on Kijiji. He's apparently claiming he knew it was a fake child account and was just "messing" with the troll. But in fact that's not true. Jesse said himself after changing his name on Skout, "No I thought you were fake in the beginning... but the more we talk I realize that you were real" - So real in fact, Jesse created a text app account to text with the child. We blocked him on Skout because we couldn't handle his bullshit lies.