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Lowell, Maine Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Cyberstalking

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

PORTLAND, Maine: A Lowell, Maine man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland for cyberstalking.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen sentenced Jonathan Trayes, 34, to 36 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Trayes pleaded guilty on September 26, 2022.

According to court records, Trayes was involved in a brief relationship with the victim which ended when Trayes was arrested for violating conditions of release after the victim accused him of physical assault. Trayes eventually pleaded guilty in state court to domestic assault with priors, violating conditions of release and aggravated assault and was sentenced to five years of incarceration with all but two years suspended followed by four years of probation.

Beginning shortly after his release, Trayes began posting embarrassing, sexually graphic images and videos of the victim online, including identifying information including the victim’s name and what he believed was the victim’s address. The harassment continued for more than a year, leading the victim to reach out to the FBI.

The FBI conducted the investigation.

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Sheila W. Sawyer, Assistant United States Attorney  (207-780-3257)

Updated August 10, 2023