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District of Maine

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Stalking

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Donald Cain, 49, of Conroe, Texas, and formerly Columbia, South Carolina, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court to interstate stalking. 

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.

Cain faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

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

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Darcie N. McElwee Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated January 11, 2018