Posted: Feb 7, 2012 6:24 PM by Katy Harris (KAJ News)
Updated: Feb 9, 2012 7:41 AM
KALISPELL- Kadie is 21 years old and like most girls her age, she has a Facebook profile. On January 14th she was contacted by a man whose profile name was Anthony JC Romo.
He asked Kadie to be his friend and then began messaging her, saying he was the CEO of a gym and that he trained celebrities and was launching a new website.
He wanted Kadie to be photographed for the website. At first she thought it was real, but then Kadie says this supposed CEO changed his tone.
"Then he started asking me disgusting questions and acting inappropriate like a child, and didn't seem professional at all."
The man who had been contacting Kadie eventually tried to get her to meet one of his photographers named Jack in the parking lot of the Teletech building in West Kalispell.
But he wouldn't give Kadie a phone number to reach him and he also wanted to meet her in the evening when no one was in the parking lot. That's when Kadie thought things had gone way too far.
Kadie eventually told the man behind the Facebook profile that he was unprofessional and that he was saying inappropriate things to her.
The man then deleted and blocked Kadie from his Facebook profile and changed his profile name to Peoples Champ and since then has changed his name a second time to Kevin Elster.
Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says that people should be very aware of the presence of predators on the Internet.
"I think there is a danger there. People should be very cautious about who they friend, who they allow to friend them, who they talk to and certainly who they agree to meet outside of the computer world."
The man who contacted Kadie had also contacted a co-worker of hers months before. Kadie saw that the man also had around 5 Flathead Valley girls as Facebook friends.
Curry says to keep all your information private and to select privacy settings on websites like Facebook.