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ST. PAUL, Minn. – A St. Louis Park man has pleaded guilty to two counts of cyberstalking involving two victims, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.
According to the defendant’s guilty plea and court documents, between September 2020 through December 2021, Julyen Alonzo Martin, 30, cyberstalked and threatened to kill, injure, and harass the victims. In violation of orders of protection issued against him, Martin sent numerous threats and unwanted messages via text message and social media applications to a victim. As a part of his cyberstalking scheme, Martin created social media accounts posing as one of the victims online and posted harmful allegations about the victims. According to court documents, Martin also contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”), falsely alleging that one of the victims was using their work computer to view child pornography. Martin emailed and called the victim’s employer several times claiming the victim was a pedophile being investigated for child endangerment. Also, Martin posed as a federal agent in furtherance of his cyberstalking scheme and claimed to be an FBI Special Agent intending to search the victim’s place of work for evidence.
Martin pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Susan Richard Nelson to two counts of cyberstalking. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2023.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary A. Taylor is prosecuting the case.