NEW YORK CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CYERSTALKING AND POSTING NAKED PHOTOS OF VICTIM ONLINE
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020, that Charles Regalbuto, 27, of New York City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to cyberstalking. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that beginning in October 2014, the defendant sent multiple text messages to the Victim, threatening to publish naked photographs of the Victim on various social media websites. In one text message, Regalbuto stated: “I’ll ruin your life the way you ruined mine.” The defendant also sent a threatening text stating that he would kill the Victim and himself.
MAXIMUM PRISON TERM GIVEN TO MAN FOR MAKING ON-LINE THREATS TO INJURE AND KILL HISPANICS
MIAMI- On Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, a federal judge in South Florida sentenced Eric Lin, 35, of Clarksburg, Maryland, to five years in prison, plus three years of supervised release after prison, for making repeated on-line threatening communications that targeted Hispanics.
In 2017, without permission to do so, Regalbuto posted the naked photographs of the Victim on social media sites, resulting in multiple internet users seeing the photos along with the Victim’s name associated with the photos. Several individuals contacted the Victim after seeing the photos and asked if the Victim was the person in the photos, causing the Victim emotional distress.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Guyton.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 5, 2020, before Judge Siragusa.
Culled from: https://www.justice.gov/
June 26, 2020