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Retired Georgia Soldier Sentenced to 27 Months for Cyberstalking of Co-Worker

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Jose Castillo Hernandez, 40, of Richmond Hill, Georgia, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Judge Raner C. Collins to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. On March 6, 2024, Castillo pleaded guilty to Cyberstalking.

Beginning in late 2017 through 2021, Castillo began to harass the victim - a co-worker - and the victim’s family by sending anonymous hateful messages and threats. His campaign of harassment included sending threats along with pictures of the victim to businesses patronized by the victim in multiple states. Castillo also placed a tracker on the victim’s car, and the messages escalated to detailed death threats.

The investigation was conducted by Fort Huachuca’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Carin C. Duryee, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR 23-CR-01636-RCC
RELEASE NUMBER:    2024-084_Castillo

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Zachry Stoebe
Telephone: (602) 514-7413

Updated June 28, 2024

Press Release Number: 2024-084_Castillo