Biddeford Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking
Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 771-3237
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Shawn Sayer,
42, of Biddeford, pled guilty today in United States District Court before United States District Judge D.
Brock Hornby to cyberstalking.
According to court records, in 2009, Sayer used the Internet to harass and cause substantial
emotional distress to his ex-fiancée, who then lived in Louisiana, by: (1) uploading to adult pornography
websites sexually explicit video clips of her using her real name and actual street address; (2) creating a
Facebook account in her name in which he posted her photographs and hyperlinks to the sexually
explicit videos, and posting that “she” was interested in a number of sexual activities; and (3) creating
dozens of Yahoo! Messenger profiles using some variation of her name, using sexually explicit
photographs of her, and inviting men to her residence for sexual encounters. As a result, Sayer caused
numerous men, previously unknown to his ex-fiancée, to come to her residence in Louisiana seeking
sexual encounters with her, terrifying her and causing her to fear that she could be sexually assaulted or
otherwise physically harmed.
Sayer faces up to 10 years imprisonment if he is found to be subject to an enhanced penalty
because of a prior stalking conviction; or otherwise up to 5 years imprisonment. He also faces a fine of
up to $250,000. He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence report by the United States
The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police Computer Crime Unit, with
assistance from the United States Secret Service.
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