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Chicago Man Charged With Stalking Federal Probation Officer

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

CHICAGO — A Chicago man who was recently released from federal prison has been arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing his probation officer.

ISAAC MYLES, 50, was arrested Friday on a federal complaint charging him with cyberstalking.  A detention hearing is scheduled for today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole in Chicago.

The charge was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Jason R. Wojdylo, acting Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the FBI.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Kelly.

Myles has been on supervised release since July 2018 after completing a federal prison sentence.  An officer from the U.S. Probation Department was assigned to meet with Myles at his home or workplace and monitor his compliance with court-ordered conditions of release. 

According to the complaint, Myles partially exposed his genitals to the officer during an official visit to Myles’s home in September 2018.  The Probation Department then reassigned supervision of Myles to a different probation officer.  More recently, Myles repeatedly called the initial officer, leaving sexually explicit voicemails on her phone and referring to the officer in obscene and degrading terms, the complaint states.  From Dec. 1, 2019, to Jan. 2, 2020, approximately 29 calls were placed from Myles’s phone to the officer’s phone, according to the complaint.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Cyberstalking is punishable by up to five years in prison.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

Updated January 14, 2020

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