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Washington Man Sentenced to Almost Three Years for Making Interstate Threats

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

PORTLAND, Maine: A former resident of Olympia, Washington was sentenced today in federal court for transmitting threatening interstate communications, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced. 

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Jesus W. Kong, 28, to a sentence of time served and one year of supervised release. Kong has been custody since his arrest on these charges in Olympia, Washington, on December 4, 2018. He pleaded guilty on May 26, 2021.

According to court records, Kong made several threatening and harassing posts on Facebook between about November 24, 2018, and January 22, 2019. In some of those posts, he threatened to harm employees of a Maine organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities. In other posts, he threatened a shooting at a Maine high school.

The FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the Augusta Police Department, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Skowhegan Police Department investigated the case.


F. Todd Lowell
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated October 28, 2021

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