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    UPDATE: Aldie man charged with sexually soliciting middle school girls

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    Robert B. Rennie Jr.

    An Aldie man was arrested Oct. 24 after allegedly trying to solicit sex from students at two Loudoun County middle schools.

    Robert B. Rennie Jr., 43, is charged with five counts of use of a computer to solicit a child less than 15 years old.

    Rennie is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

    While Rennie, an employee of the Department of Homeland Security, is for now facing only five charges, deputies believe there are more than 70 victims impacted by his actions, according to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

    The majority of the victims were in the Chantilly and Aldie areas, Mills said, and some may have been high school students.

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Rennie earlier this month after a school resource officer assigned to Lunsford Middle School was approached by school personnel about suspicious activity on a student’s Facebook account.

    The student, according to Sheriff’s Office reports, accepted a friend request from whom she believed was a fellow student. The person represented himself as “Kyle Kirts.” During conversations, “Kyle Kirts” solicited sexual activity from the girl.

    Her parents alerted the school staff to the incident and the staff, in turn, alerted the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

    A thorough investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit determined Kyle Kirts’ Facebook account was fictitious. They determined that Rennie was the creator and sole user of the account.

    Rennie, reports said, portrayed himself as a student at Lunsford Middle School and primarily targeted young girls on his Facebook friend list. Mills said Rennie also portrayed himself as a student at George Mason and Mercer universities.

    Authorities said that during chats, Rennie would quickly ask girls to move to a Skye account for sexual reasons.

    Loudoun deputies, during the investigation, were able to identify several more victims.

    Rennie, reports said, made contact with children primarily from Lunsford and Mercer middle schools.

    The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking any parent who believes their child may have had contact with “Kyle Kirts” or Robert Bruce Rennie Jr. to contact Detective P. Beaver at 703-777-0475.

    Comments

    Hang that sicko.


    Isn’t the Internet great. You actually have evidence in this case instead of a he said-she said situation.  The perverts that are more difficult to stop are those who don’t use the Internet…who prey on family, friends and children in their charge.

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