Illinois Trans-Identified Male Pleads Guilty After Issuing Disturbing School Shooting, Child Rape Threats

Content Notice: This article contains direct quotes from federal indictment documents including themes of child sexual abuse, child sexualization, and child murder. Some may find other elements of the text, such as slurs, disturbing. Reader discretion is appreciated.

A trans-identified male in Illinois who threatened to commit a school shooting and rape children has pleaded guilty to one count of Interstate Communication with a Threat to Injure. Alexia Willie, also known as Jason Lee Willie, was arrested on August 14 after going on extended rants listing local children as targets.

As previously reported by Reduxx, Willie was arrested in Perry County, Illinois, after the Springfield-area FBI intercepted a live-stream on social media they deemed “suspicious.” 

In the stream, which was broadcast through networking platform MeetMe, an individual later identified as Willie was seen making a number of disturbing threats towards schools and local children, specifically indicating there were plots in-progress to commit a school shooting, though no single institution was named.

The FBI later determined that Willie had been issuing the threats from the period of March to August of 2023, making obscene comments about harming children in the name of “transgender rights.”

In March, Willie was observed by a MeetMe user saying: “We’re out here walking into your school, shooting your children, and I’m going to tell you right now, I’m going to be one of them and the FBI isn’t gonna stop me. But I’m going to kill your children out here.”

Willie expressed a desire to carry out a copy-cat killing of the horrific shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that incident, a trans-identified female left 6 dead, 3 of whom were children aged 9, in an act of brutality that left the nation stunned.

“A person in Tennessee walked into one of your schools and shot up a bunch of your Christian daughters. That’s not the last of them if you don’t shut your fucking mouth. Shut the fuck up out here, you understand me?” Willie said, just weeks after the shooting had taken place.

“There’s a lot of transgenders out here that are tired of being picked on and we’re going to go into the schools and we’re going to kill their fucking children out here, and that’s the end of it. We’re at war.”

In another expletive-filled monologue, Willie also claimed to be a “pedophile” with intentions to sexually assault young girls. 

“I guarantee I’ll be in the bathroom raping your Christian daughters and there ain’t nothing you faggots can do about it. You hear me?” Willie said in August of 2023.

From the March 20 statement of facts filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

“I’m in the bathroom feeling your little girls’ pussies. I love feeling on your little girls’ pussies. You can’t do nothing about it. I don’t care. I’m openly a pedophile. You guys can’t do nothing about us. You can cry. Put me on national television, I don’t care,” Willie boasted.

“I do what the fuck I wanna do you little fucking cunt. You little nasty fucking bitch. You little nasty fucking bitch,” Willie said, seemingly amused by the reaction of another MeetMe user who expressed outrage at his remarks. “Look how nasty you are. Look at you. We’re fucking your children and killing them. We’re fucking them and hurting them and killing them and you faggots can’t do nothing about us.”

During one MeetMe session, Willie was confronted by a woman who spoke with an accent and appeared to be of African descent. In response, Willie threatened to go to Uganda and murder members of the government, seemingly in retaliation for the nation’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023. The Act imposed harsh penalties for those accused of same-sex sexual assault on children or the vulnerable.

During another conversation in which Willie slammed Christianity and used racial slurs against African Americans, a woman told Willie that if she saw him in a church, she would not want to hurt him and would want to hug him in an apparent effort to extend empathy to the man.

Willie said to her: “We’re going to bomb them, we’re going to bomb them. We’re going to bomb the churches. We’re going to bomb them. You know it. We’re going to kill you motherfuckers.”

From the March 20 statement of facts filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

While Willie had initially been arrested in August by Perry County law enforcement, he was released less than 48 hours after being detained on a $0 bond. Speaking to Reduxx in October of 2023, Perry County Sheriff Chad Howard explained that local prosecutors had a difficult time laying charges.

Though he was initially charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Sheriff Howard said the charges related to the threats against the schools were dropped due to a lack of specific target.

“Because there was no one individual person or individual school directly threatened, the disorderly conduct did not stick. It was not capable of being filed,” he said. Sheriff Howard also noted that he anticipated that the remaining resisting arrest charge would result in a simple fine.

“It’s more or less going to end up going to be a hearing. Now with the state of Illinois having the SAFE-T Act, which went into effect on September 18 [2023], those types of crimes are no longer containable. You just bring [a suspect] in for booking, processing, and biometrics and then you release them with a court date and it is all handled by the courts from there on out,” he said.

At the time, Sheriff Howard was unaware of any additional action pending against Willie, which made his November federal indictment come as a surprise to local law enforcement.

Willie was initially charged with 14 felony counts of Interstate Communication of a Threat to Injure, but the new plea agreement, filed on March 20, reveals that prosecutors agreed to drop 13 of the counts in exchange for a guilty plea.

While sentencing memorandums have not yet been submitted by the prosecution or defense, the plea agreement reveals that there have already been disagreements between the two sides on whether Willie will be eligible for any offense level reductions — something that will impact how much prison time he might be given.

The document also reveals that Willie does have a criminal history, which includes convictions for domestic assault and assault on a police officer from 2008.

Willie was referred to by “she/her” pronouns in the court records.


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Anna Slatz

Anna is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Reduxx, with a journalistic focus on covering crime, child predators, and women's rights. She lives in Canada, enjoys Opera, and kvetches in her spare time.

Anna Slatz
Anna Slatz
Anna is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Reduxx, with a journalistic focus on covering crime, child predators, and women's rights. She lives in Canada, enjoys Opera, and kvetches in her spare time.
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