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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Friday, May 4, 2018

Connecticut Man Charged with Cyberstalking

Jacob Waitze, 22, of Southbury, Connecticut, was charged today by criminal information with cyber-stalking, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain. 

The information alleges that, from October 23, 2015, through February 16, 2016, Waitze used an interactive computer service and an electronic communication system to engage in a course of cyber-stalking that caused substantial emotional distress to another individual.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of five years’ imprisonment, supervised release for a maximum term of three years, a $250,000 dollar fine, full restitution of as much as $10,000, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Drexel University Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Seth Schlessinger.

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Cyber Crime
Updated December 20, 2018