By Chris Hansen, Dateline Correspondent
Tonight we're back in Ocean County, N.J., for the second part of our "To Catch A Predator" investigation. Among the first men you'll meet here is a guy who uses new ruse to convince a 14-year-old girl named Jane to let him come over to her family's house and have sex. Jane is really a decoy from Perverted Justice.
In his online chat 42-year old Rick Burnham pretends to be a 21-year-old college student going by the screen name "uconnbluenwhite". Then he introduces "Jane" to his older friend "stevetakespix" who supposed to be a real cool guy who just happens to be interested in taking the virginity of a 14-year-old.
We think what he's trying to do is not scare off the young teen by giving his real age in the beginning of the chat. As you watch Burnham walk into our hidden camera house, he's just driven three hours from Connecticut. Watch as it appears he want to get right down to business. He chats with Casey, our decoy, for a bit and when she excuses herself to go to the next room, he's right behind her. As I walk out to talk to him, we almost bump into each other.
That's when I see something sticking out of his back pocket. When I ask him what it is, he says it's his cell phone. I know it's not a cell phone so I say: "No. The other back pocket." As you're about to see, the item he pulls out leaves little doubt about his intent. Burnham, by the way, is retired fire department captain who says he's now a freelance photographer.
We're about to see another man who makes himself comfortable on the beach of our multi-million dollar home on the ocean. James Marcott, 32, doesn't seem one bit nervous as his sits down to talk to our decoy posing as a 13-year-old girl. Perhaps he has experience talking to teenagers.
In his on line chat he told the decoy that he had earlier met a 15-year-old girl online. Watch now as he tells Casey that not only did he met her, he also had sex with her. When I talk to Marcott, he changes his story, saying he never had sex with a 15-year-old. Why would someone say this online?
Experts tell us it's a common grooming technique used by potential predators. Almost as if to say: "It's ok. Other kids you age have already done this." But in this case it's going to be another lead to be followed up on by detectives with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.
Once again, we see just how many of the guys who surface in our investigations look like everyday guys who don't stand out of a crowd. If you live in Pennsylvania, you might have even purchased a car from one of our next visitors.
When we meet 39-year old Jeremy Keister he has a job selling luxury cars. Watch as Keister walks into our home. Something spooks him right away. He almost freezes. I think it may have been when Casey offered him some brownies that something clicked and he maybe realizes he's just walked into a "To Catch A Predator" investigation. All doubt is removed when he admits he knows exactly who I am. He even says: "It's nice to meet you."
You may have seen last week's preview to tonight's show, where we showed video of one of our visitors who went head first into the bar in the family room of our hidden camera house. People have been asking me about it all week. Tonight, you'll see the whole story.
The man I'm talking about is 37-year-old Kazuo Akustso. When we meet him he's a shirt-and-tie salesman at a major Manhattan department store. I have seen a lot during the three years we've been doing these investigations, but nothing quite like this. Kazuo walks in, chats with our decoy Casey, and then I walk out. What you don't see on camera is that the color literally drains from his face.
I can't be sure that he knew who I was or what he has just walked into, but he knows it's not good. He goes down on his knees, gets back up and then apparently faints, crashing head-first into the bar. A medic comes in to check him out. Later police say he's OK.
What were they thinking?
As we finish up in New Jersey, consider this: nearly half of the 28 men who surfaced in this investigation had seen one of our earlier investigations. What does that say to me? Some people have suggested that some of these guys want to get caught, perhaps maybe even want to be on our show. Possibly, but I still think most of these guys just really don't think it could happen to them.