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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Youngstown man indicted for cyberstalking

A Youngstown man was indicted in federal court on a charge of cyberstalking.

Didier Saint Julien, 45, is accused of stalking, harassing and intimidating someone beginning in April 2018.

Saint Julien made numerous comments on the victim’s Facebook and Instagram page beginning last year. He attempted to make physical contact with the victim numerous times and took picture’s of the victim’s car, according to court documents.

Saint Julien also attempted to contact the victim’s relatives numerous times. The victim successfully sought a civil stalking protection order, commanding Saint Julien not to initiate or have any contact with the victim or the victim’s relatives. The next day, Saint Julien texted the victim, according to court documents.

Saint Julien began creating social media accounts under a false name in May 2019 and attempted to contact the victim, according to court documents.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Yasmine Makridis.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated August 21, 2019