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Press Release

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Cyberstalking

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Alec Eiland, 20, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced December 5, 2019, in Lincoln to two years in prison by Chief United States District Judge John Gerrard for cyberstalking.  In addition to his prison sentence, Eiland will be required to serve three years on supervised release.  

In the fall of 2018, Eiland engaged in a social media campaign to terrorize two primary victims and their close family members.  Eiland became fixated on the first victim when they were co-workers.  When the victim did not return Eiland’s romantic interest, Eiland took the victim’s image and contact information and posted it online misrepresenting the victim as being interested in forced sexual encounters with strange men.  The victim received numerous threats of sexual assault, and Eiland himself threatened to place a bomb in the victim’s vehicle.  He invited the victim to kill herself to avoid being raped by himself and others.  Eiland engaged in a pattern of surveillance on the victim’s residence and let the air out of the victim’s tires while the victim was at work one day.  Eiland expanded his threats and harassment to the victim’s family, focusing on a young child in the family.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated December 20, 2019