A 35-year-old man whose Facebook page featured photos of him smoking marijuana with teens pleaded guilty today (Monday) to two offences involving a 15-year-old girl.
In Chilliwack Supreme Court, Jason “Booda” Reise admitted to sexual interference and communicating via a computer to lure a child under the age of 16.
Charges of sexual assault and administering a drug to commit an offence were stayed.
Crown counsel Rhian Opel said Reise first met the victim at his Abbotsford home, which was known as a place for teens to party and to purchase marijuana.
She was having problems at home, and she accepted the pot that Reise offered her, Opel said.
The two began communicating online on a daily basis – through Facebook and MSN Messenger – over about a three-month period in 2009, and saw each other regularly in person.
Opel presented 236 pages of the messages that were retrieved from Reise’s computer after he was arrested in October of that year.
In several, he suggested that the teen become his girlfriend and referred to her as his “addiction.”
“Would you at least wait until I’m 16?” she responded.
“What are you saying? On your birthday, I get you?” wrote Reise, who also bragged of his sexual prowess.
Opel said Reise “groomed” the victim by buying her gifts, such as a bicycle and an iPod, while promising other presents, including a puppy, a cruise when she turned 16, a cellphone and Green Day concert tickets.
Opel said the two kissed only once. Reise also bit the girl on her buttocks, and later sexually touched her, but stopped when she told him she was uncomfortable with it.
Reise was arrested when the girl’s stepfather discovered her chatting with him online, used “spy software” to obtain her passwords, and accessed the messages, which he printed off and gave to police.
Opel recommended a sentence of 12 to 15 months, while defence lawyer Darrel Schultz suggested six to nine months.
Sentencing was to either take place later today, or was to be set for a later date.