WARNING for all parents of transgender children, all transgender teens and tweens, and all parents of children who interact with adults on the internet.
Riley Byerly is a transwoman who authors the website ‘My Transgender Life: Sharing My Life One Moment At A Time’.
He also goes by the name Riley Lilian Grace Byerly. He is 27. His legal name is Brynner Phoenix Rennecke. He currently resides in Minot, North Dakota, but has also lived in Tucson, Arizona within the last year.
Before his arrest at the age of 15, this transwoman had raped or sexually assaulted at least five children. From ages 18 to 26 he was confined under civil commitment in the state hospital in Jamestown, North Dakota as a sexual offender at high risk to re-offend. He was released last year.
Upon his release, he immediately began pursuing more child victims. He keeps a Flickr account here where he posts stolen facebook photos of his desired victims : Young boys and boyish looking young transgender females (FTM). [WARNING: this is very disturbing].
He also comments on the blogs of parents raising “transgender children”:
He has a YouTube account where he subscribes to and comments on videos featuring underage FTMs and parents of transgender children.
He became particularly obsessed with two potential victims, a teen girl who vlogs under the name ‘Chandler Wilson’ and a 15-year-old girl from Norway who vlogs on YouTube as a “transboy” under the name ‘Kovu is a unicorn’.
Ten months ago he initiated a private correspondence with the minor female target in Norway who blogs under the name ‘Kovu is a unicorn’. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xxST9l5agw]
On May 23, Rennecke/Byerly posted a GoFundMe seeking $8,000. titled ‘Going To Norway’:
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“I need a place to live. I live in a city where it is very dangerous at night, especially for people like me. I need a place to live, a roof over my head. I am asking for your help to make this happen so I can live. Please help this is an emergancy that I can pay for a place to live.
Also this may not matter to most but I lost my blood family. I lost my siblings. My parents. My grandparents. My aunts and uncles and cousins and nieces and nephews. All due to me being transgender.
So basically I have had to start all over again in creating a support system. A new family. One that I can count on. I have had the blessing and honor of meeting others like me and to have them in my life and to be able to call them family. Both young and old.
But I can’t do it alone. Still without a job and no other way of income it would be hard to make this happen and I need a place to live.
I am asking a lot. And to be honest I never thought that I would do this. But i really need the help and I really need a place to live.
Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. And I will be forever grateful to those who take the time to spare the extra change they might have.
Thank you so much for your time.”
On June 5, he uploaded a video to YouTube from a cited Tucson address where he claimed to have attempted suicide by overdosing on his transgender testosterone-inhibiting medication. It is unclear if he registered with Tucson as required as a lifetime high risk sex offender.
On June 16, he uploaded nine “letters” to the female minor in Norway on his AminoApps account. They appear to be excerpts of this correspondence. http://aminoapps.com/page/lgbt/5960743/riley-lilian-grace-byerly
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He also runs a Tumblr blog ‘I am a Trans Little: Figuring My Trans Life Out’ where he ‘identifies’ as an ‘age regressed 4-6 year old’ and interacts with 13 year old female transgender (FTM) bloggers.
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Known Instagram accounts are at @thegraceofpain and @sufferingexistence.
Last week Brynner Rennecke / Riley Byerly was arrested on the grounds of the child treatment facility ‘Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch’ where he had apparently been housed after his initial conviction. https://www.dakotaranch.org Although explicitly prohibited from contact with minors for his lifetime, he was only charged with a misdemeanor: Unlawful presence of a sex offender near schools. He remains at large.