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District of Maine

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nevada Man Sentenced to Five Years for Interstate Stalking

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Donald Cain, 49, of Henderson, Nevada, and formerly of Conroe, Texas, and Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by John A. Woodcock Jr. to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for interstate stalking. He pled guilty on January 11, 2018.

According to the indictment and evidence introduced at the plea hearing, Cain was married in August 2014 to a resident of Aroostook County. When they met, he worked in Calais, Maine, but soon relocated to San Antonio, Texas.  His wife remained in Maine. Between November 2014 and December 2015, the defendant used a telephone to call and send threatening text messages which caused substantial emotional distress to his wife.

In imposing the statutory maximum sentence, Judge Woodcock noted that Cain’s conduct was “utterly reprehensible” and constituted a “psychological assault” and that he had “never before seen a stalking crime of such length, intensity, vulgarity, scope, sophistication and impact.”

The investigation was conducted by the Houlton Police Department, the San Antonio, Texas Police Department, the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force and the FBI in Maine and South Carolina.

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Darcie N. McElwee Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated July 19, 2018