Father and cop duo “elated” Abbotsford sex offender deported to U.S.
Pair team up to secure conviction of Jason “Booda” Reise
By Rochelle Baker, Abbotsford Times April 26, 2011
Abbotsford sex offender Jason “Booda” Reise was deported to U.S. after being sentenced last week.
Photograph by: Facebook photo, for the TIMES
An Abbotsford father and a police officer who paired up to nab a sex offender are thrilled with his deportation to the U.S. following his recent conviction.
Jason “Booda” Reise was handed over to U.S. authorities by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) last Wednesday, said Abbotsford Police Const. Kevin Murray.
“I’m elated,” said Murray. “I’m over the moon. This has been three years in the making.”
Reise was picked up by CBSA after his release from prison for time served after pleading guilty April 18 to sexual interference of a minor and using a computer to lure a child.
The 35-year-old is wanted in the States for violating parole in Pennsylvania after a conviction for property crime.
Reise, a landed immigrant whose parents live locally, has been living in Abbotsford for the past several years. He came to police attention in January 2009 after a stepfather contacted Murray with fears his 15-year-old daughter was being lured over the computer.
The father, who can’t be named to protect his daughter, continued to monitor Reise’s Internet presence after his original charge.
“Since his first arrest, I’ve been watching him like a hawk,” said the dad.
He alerted Murray again when he caught Reise violating his bail conditions by posting messages on a Facebook site protesting his possible deportation.
The father also gathered information about the offender’s U.S. criminal record via the Internet.
Following Reise’s second release and breach charge in November 2009, the father took his sleuthing further still and set up a Facebook site where he posed as a 14-year-old girl.
The father contacted Murray who was on hand, along with a bundle of printed emails, to arrest “Booda” when he showed up for the date.
Reise, who spent six months in jail after the arrest in October 2010, was given double credit for time served and released following his sentence of a year in prison last week.
But the victim’s father doesn’t fear Reise poses any threat now he’s been deported.
“I’m totally convinced he will not be back,” he said.
Murray agreed, noting Reise has been entered into the National Sex Offender Registry and is banned from ever re-entering Canada now he has served a six-month sentence behind bars.
What’s more Reise is due for another stint in a U.S. jail.
“[In Pennsylvania] if you are a parole absconder and are convicted of another offence in any other jurisdiction, including Canada, you have to re-serve your entire sentence,” Murray said.
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