Update as of June 9, 2015: The harassment and cyberstalking from Leslie Rogers (aka Kellie Rogers, Jill Logan) has not stopped. The Spokane WA courts found her in contempt of “continuously” violating the protection order on April 3, 2015 and it was signed by the Judge on April 14, 2015. They also granted me a two-year extension on the original protection order issued on May 2, 2014.
I’m sharing my experience here and you can read why I decided to start writing about this again here.
Update as of Saturday, March 14, 2015: Despite having a permanent [download id=”0″] as of May 2, 2014 Leslie Rogers of Spokane, WA (aka Kellie Rogers, Jill Logan, etc.) 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
- 28 different Facebook accounts
- 11 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, capture the full profile URL and contact me.
- Jill Logan (longest running profile; claims to be a photographer)
- Jill Logan-Desjardins
- Kyle Logan
- Jillie Peterson
- Shane Peterson
- Nikki (another person she harassed in 2012 & early 2013)
- David Paul
- Brandan Paul
- Christi Paul
- Peter Towes
- Grace Davidson
- Jax Hall
- 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 (Christine O’Leary)
- Bobby Blank
- Katie Miller
- Michael (Marty) Shaw
- Mick Hawn
- Alex Ryan (woman)
- Ryan Warren
- Ryen Warren
- Jillie Peterson
- Shane Peterson (woman)
- 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.)
June 21, 2013 marks the day my life changed in ways I would have never imagined. As a friend aptly stated, “One day life is normal. The next it’s not.”
My [download id=”0″] experience has changed my life (and my business).
I find it frustrating that she continues to violate the [download id=”0″] that the Judge issued me on May 2, 2014. Does she think she’s above the law and can’t be charged for violation of it? Does she really believe she’s covered her tracks so well that we can’t possibly pin it on her?
There has been a lot of speculation and discussion this past year as to her mental state and what she “wants” from me. I honestly have no idea what it is she wants. If I knew, and had the ability, I’d give her whatever it is she wants. Admittedly I’m a bit desperate at this point. I’m tired. Weary. Frustrated. Yet, I am strong enough and have the resources to see it through.
What have I learned this past year as a result of being a victim of cyberstalking?
- I’m not a victim: I’m a fighter and this experience reminds me that I don’t tolerate bullying in any form. Not against me. Not against others. #IWillStandStrong
- It takes a village: I’ve always been so independent and I typically don’t share my struggles with others so I’ve been learning to lean on others and accepting help they offer. By sharing my story with others I receive ideas, feedback and support that allows me to better help others who find themselves in similar situations.
- Others will hopefully learn from my proverbial “mistakes”: The thing about cyberstalkers is you don’t know you’re being watched until it’s too late. Everything I’ve done this past year has been “after the fact”. I’ve shared these painful lessons with my Virtual Assistant Business Jumpstart students so they can make better decisions in regards in regulating what personal information they share online.
- Rewiring my brain/creative thinking: It has been quite the challenge to rethink how to do Google searches to figure out the seedy and dark side of the internet and human behavior.
- Smarter: I’m smarter than what I was a year ago. I have enough examples for an e-book!
- Bad can equal better: I’m not going to lie. This experience has been fraught with frustration and sprinkled with anger. I have a full life and dealing with this has been incredibly expensive and as a general rule of thumb, pretty damn shitty. But, I’m a “glass is half-full” person and I’m a better person because of the experience.
- Breathe Deep (and often): When I get really frustrated I need to be reminded that this “fight” is not for me. My persistence in following through with criminal charges against Kellie Rogers of Spokane, WA is so there is formal documentation in the court system and hopefully that will help her next target(s) get closure more efficiently.
There are so many people I owe a world of gratitude to and I’d personally name each of them in this post but I don’t want Kellie to zero in on them and target them with any of her craziness.
- To my family for their understanding and support (ironically they know the least because they are the ones I want to shield most from worry)
- To the friends who listened when I cried and vented
- To the friends who understood why sometimes replying to personal emails, texts, Facebook messages and tweets were sometimes just “too much” for me
- To the friend who sees greater possibilities and opportunities as a result of this experience
- To those who helped me block and report her abusive tweets to Twitter
- To the clients and friends who were compassionate and checked in on me regularly during the rough days
- To all of you, my community, my friends and random strangers who shared my last blog post with your social networks
- To the three clients I had to let go so I could free up time in my schedule to be an active participant in my investigation and court case
- To the friend who made me aware that people can spoof phone numbers (despite what Kellie thinks: we publicly talked about this on Twitter so she knew we were on to her continued phone spoofing antics)
- To all those who explained services and tools which were over my head
- To those who nudged me to take care of myself
- To my son for his wisecracks and the laughter they elicited
- To those who introduced me to others who may be able to help
…..to each and every one of you, you have my unending appreciation and gratitude for the part you’ve played in being “my village”. While the words, “thank you” are so simple, my gratitude is endless and I hope to be able to repay each and every person.
If someone you love is experiencing cyberstalking please be compassionate and supportive. The unknown is probably one of the scariest things. There are two things I hope to never hear again.
- “It’s not like she will show up at your house” – she tweeted me my full address and the make, model and color of my car. No one can guarantee she won’t show up at my house. She’s clearly unstable and has some type(s) of mental health disorders that are currently untreated.
- “Don’t let it get to you” – another sentiment that’s intended to be well-meaning but discounts the psychological impact of the harassment.
And one that always makes me laugh – any sentence that starts with, “For a normal person…..” I can’t think of one scenario in which a cyberstalker can be referred to as normal. In my experience with Kellie Rogers she has been quite cunning and deceptive, apparently has some type of untreated mental health disorder, possibly has multiple personalities, and will go to great lengths to disrupt the lives of others. There is nothing normal about hurting others!
Despite everything she’s done I feel pity for her. I can’t imagine life so empty and void. What an incredibly unfortunate way to go through life. Hateful. Empty. Unhappy. I hope she finds peace and gets the help she needs.
I saw this post (below) shared on The ManKind Project’s Facebook page and it resonated.
“If life were a single highway, stretching towards the oblivious distance, free of potholes and rude gaps, devoid of surprising twists and perilous hair-splitting bends, we could never learn one of this reality’s most precious lessons: which is that edges, crevices and precipices shake us from the blandness of the familiar, the dumbing down of success, the lethargy that comes with infallible certainty. Most importantly, edges engrace us with the gift of falling. Falling is the exit clause from the tyranny of walking or walking even faster – for at that very moment the ground ceases from beneath us, we are confronted with the curious possibility of flight. ~ Bayo Akomolafe”
My story will end. I don’t know when but, without a doubt, I know it will. #IWillStandStrong
Related post: How a Cyberstalker made me a better person.