used to be tight with the child predator hating vigilantes at Perverted Justice (you know, the guys who helped NBC's Chris Hansen
humiliate dudes packing Mike's Hard Lemonade and condoms).
But the 49-year-old Kansas City man had a falling out with Perverted Justice founder Xavier Von Erck
and began criticizing the group and that's just not something you do to a dude prone to using the Internets to settle scores (or so the Department of Justice tells the story
Being a reasonable person, Von Erck retaliated, posing as a woman named "Holly" online and flirting with Raisley, who eventually decided leaving his wife for a woman he'd never met and might not be real was a good idea. Raisley eventually went to meet Holly and, of course, Perverted Justice was waiting at the airport to snap photos.
Rolling Stone and Radar wrote about the feud in 2006
and 2007, and Raisley wasn't happy that his humiliation was out there
for anyone with Internet access to see. So Raisley targeted the sites,
launching a program that infected 100,000 computers and directed them to
attack websites for Rolling Stone and others in order to block anyone from seeing the story.
Of course, this story doesn't end well for Raisley. His virus was
discovered. On Wednesday, he was convicted of launching a malicious
computer program designed to attack computers and Internet
websites, causing damages. Guessing his trust of
people he meets on the Internet is shattered.