A Maryland man is facing years behind bars after he was charged with cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend. The man bombarded his former lover with over 800 calls in two days.
He also allegedly sent her tens of thousands of texts over a period of months and used social media posts to humiliate her.
“Cyberstalking is a pervasive problem that we treat very seriously in West Virginia,” US Attorney William Ihlenfeld said in the official statement.
“I encourage those who are being intimidated online and who suffer substantial emotional distress as a result to file a police report so that wrongdoers may be investigated and held to account.”
If convicted, the man could face up to five years in prison.