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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 2, 2016

Berkeley County, WV man pleads guilty to stalking former co-worker

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Former Internal Revenue Service employee Victor Anderson, 65, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, pled guilty today to stalking a female coworker, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

While Anderson was employed at the Internal Revenue Service Computing Center in Martinsburg, he repeatedly used the Internet and traditional mail to distribute letters, photographs, essays, and poems containing sexually explicit information about a female co-worker. The items were distributed to the female co-worker’s supervisor, coworkers, relatives, neighbors, and other individuals within the United States government.

Anderson pled guilty today to one count of “Stalking.” He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated May 2, 2016