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Martinsburg man sentenced for stalking former co-worker

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Victor Anderson, 65, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court today to 24 months in prison for stalking a female coworker while he was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

While Anderson was employed by 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, co-workers, relatives, neighbors, and other individuals within the United States government. Anderson pled guilty to one count of “Stalking” in May 2016.

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

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated September 26, 2016