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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Solon Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking

DAVENPORT, IA – On Monday, April 30, 2018, Daniel Lee Stone, age 48, of Solon, Iowa, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson, Jr., and pleaded guilty to cyberstalking announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

According to the plea agreement, Stone admitted to texting a minor female over 170 times from on or about October 31, 2016, through November 3, 2016. Stone purported to be someone else in the text messages and offered her cash and other “goodies” to become his sugar baby. He also sent numerous texts indicating he was watching the female, was outside her home, and described, with accuracy, items or places within the female’s residence. The minor female made repeated requests for Stone to leave her alone.

Stone’s sentencing is scheduled for September 12, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. before United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey. Stone faces a prison term of up to five years and a maximum fine of $250,000.

This matter was investigated by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa

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Cyber Crime
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Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated May 3, 2018