Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Stalking And Interstate Communications
Defendant targeted current or former Colorado college students
DENVER – Eric Ronald Bolduan, age 43, of Rochester, Minnesota, pled guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to stalking and interstate communications, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers announced. Bolduan, who appeared at the hearing in custody, was remanded at its conclusion. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Arguello on November 29, 2018.
Bolduan was first charged by Criminal Complaint on October 2, 2017. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on October 24, 2017. He pled guilty today, September 6, 2018.
According to court documents, Bolduan would download images of the victims, mainly current or former university women athletes from various public internet and social networking sites. He would then find online pornographic images of women who resembled the victim. He would upload the victim’s actual, non-pornographic images alongside the pornographic images of the similar looking female to various pornographic websites. He would include the victim’s name, school and contact information. The purpose was to portray the victim as involved in pornography and promiscuous behavior.
The defendant would then email links of those pornographic postings to the victim herself, and to people the victim was associated with, including professors, teammates and family members. Bolduan would then send threatening emails to the victim, discussing how he was stalking her with the ultimate plan to rape, torture and kill her.
This case was investigated by the FBI. The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Spencer.