Transgender Man Posed as 15-Year-Old Boy, Cops Say

Authorities look at Web site on pedophiles that may explain grifter's motives.

ByABC News
October 13, 2009, 6:19 PM

Oct. 14, 2009— -- He is known as Jack Stones on his Facebook page, and authorities said he used that alias last Friday when he tried to enroll as a 15-year-old freshman at Marion High School in Illinois.

But by the following Monday, suspicious school officials had called the FBI and learned that Jack was born Jennifer May, and was actually 24-year-old Jack Jay Kaiser, a California woman in the midst of switching her gender to a man.

Today, Kaiser is being held in Williamson County jail on $20,000 bail, charged with lying to officials at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about his age and about having been abandoned or homeless.

"It's really sketchy," said Marshall Stone, supervisor special agent for the FBI's Springfield, Ill., unit. "We were initially involved because we were concerned if he was a trafficking victim and needed to be identified."

Now authorities are looking at a Web site created to research the "identities and pursuits" of pedophiles that may contain information about Kaiser.

"We are still investigating all aspects of this case. If warranted, more charges could be filed," said special federal officer Eric Breeze, who is working with the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force assigned to this case.

The site, Wikisposure, came to light after local ABC affiliate WSIL-TV reporter Rachel Gartner reported on the story, and was alerted to it by a viewer.

Wikisposure, which is part of Perverted Justice, a nonprofit group that targets alleged sexual predators, described a 24-year-old Jennifer "Jack" Jay Kaiser who was transgender and used the online name "Lyrical Cancer," and who allegedly had associations with pedophile groups.

Gartner passed on the information she found on the site to the FBI, who said some of what was there matched what they were learning about Kaiser.

"A lot of the information on that Web page about that person is the same information we have about Jack Kaiser," said Breeze. "Especially that he was born female and was in the process of transgender and legally changing to Jack Kaiser."

"It's crazy," said Breeze, who said others in the task force, which handles child predator and computer intrusion crimes, likened the case to an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."