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Former Vanderbilt Student Charged with Cyberstalking

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

NASHVILLE – A federal grand jury returned an indictment this week charging Dominic Lambert, 24, of Plano, Texas, with Cyberstalking, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis for the Middle District of Tennessee.

According to documents filed in court, in February 2021, Lambert met a young woman, identified by her initials M.H.P., when the two were both undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University. The two became friends, but when M.H.P. declined Lambert’s romantic interest he became obsessed with her. From December 2021 to December 2022, Lambert repeatedly sent text messages, e-mail messages, social media messages, and made phone calls, to M.H.P. and her family and friends.

Also according to court documents, in October 2022, an order of protection was issued in state court, which Lambert violated three separate times, once by sending M.H.P. over 70 consecutive emails and another for calling M.H.P 55 times from the Davidson County Jail.

If convicted, Lambert faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooke K. Schiferle is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney

(615) 736-2079

Updated November 17, 2023