ALABAMA – A Mountain Brook man pleaded guilty Monday in sovereign justice to cyberstalking, including melancholy to kill, a former partner and a second lady compared with the lady he had dated, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.
Stephen Lewis, 32, entered his guilty defence before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre to two depends of cyberstalking. His sentencing is scheduled May 30.
“Using Facebook, email and phone messages in a campaign to scare and control someone is a monstrous crime that must be punished,” Town said. “Thanks to the dedicated work of the FBI, this suspect is having to answer for the fear and romantic trouble he inflicted on these women and their families.”
According to Lewis’ defence agreement with the government, he used content messages, emails and voicemails to threaten, harass and dominate a lady who had finished their five-year dating relationship. His nuisance and threats, which enclosed references to the mass sharpened in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and bleeding some-more than 500, went on for at slightest 10 months in 2017 and he threatened his nuisance would “continue forever.”
The second lady Lewis threatened and tormented was the partner of his first victim’s brother, according to Lewis’ defence agreement. He used Facebook and content messages to bluster and dominate his second victim, including threats to petiole and kill her and her teenager daughter.
Among Lewis’ mostly scurrilous Facebook messages to his second victim, he demanded to know where he could find his former girlfriend. “I have your phone number. we have your address. we know where [Victim-1’s brother] lives. we know where you live,” he wrote, according to his defence agreement. “You tell me where she is. You tell me whats (sic) going on. Or I’m coming with a dried eagle .45,” he wrote. Following that message, Lewis sent a photo of a Desert Eagle pistol to Victim 2.
The limit chastisement for cyberstalking is 5 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.