According to Bergen County officials, the suspect committed a number of threat crimes over a period of time lasting more than six months.
The suspect allegedly used a variety of means, including social media, email, and the telephone, to communicate his threats to the victim.
The suspect allegedly issued direct threats of violence against the victim, in addition to general harassment that caused the victim to be annoyed and alarmed.
Authorities have indicated that the suspect and the victim did not know each other and did not have a relationship outside of the online threats.
Bergen County NJ police started an investigation into the suspect after they got a complaint from the victim. Law enforcement eventually determined that there was enough evidence to place the suspect under arrest. He was subsequently charged under the provisions of the NJ Cyberstalking statute.
The 34-year-old suspect resides in Hawthorne, NJ. He faces numerous criminal charges, including cyberstalking, cyber harassment, and terroristic threats.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was ordered held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey on a $50,000 bail amount. If the suspect is able to secure his release from police custody by posting bail, he will be barred from making contact with the victim in the case.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Hawthorne Man Accused of Cyberstalking Stranger for Months.”