Bergen County Authorities Charge Man with Online Stalking, Harassment in Hackensack, NJ
According to Bergen County law enforcement, the suspect committed numerous threat crimes over a six-month period and caused the victim to fear for her physical safety and personal wellbeing.
The suspect allegedly used social media, email, and the telephone to threaten the victim.
The suspect is accused of directing several threats of violence at the victim and harassing her on a number of occasions. The harassment reportedly caused the victim to be alarmed and fear for her safety.
It is believed that the suspect and the victim had no relationship, romantic or otherwise, prior to the threats being issued by the suspect.
After the victim notified Bergen County authorities of the threats, law enforcement opened an investigation. Investigators eventually determined that the threats needed to be taken very seriously, so they placed the suspect under arrest and charged him under the New Jersey Cyberstalking statute.
The 34-year-old suspect, who lives in Hawthorne, NJ, has been charged with several crimes. Among the criminal charges brought against the suspect are cyberstalking, cyber harassment, and terroristic threats.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. In the event that the suspect is able to post bail and secure his release, he will be prohibited from any and all contact with the victim.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Hawthorne Man Accused of Cyberstalking Stranger for Months.”