IS ROBERT MILTON PRESTWOOD GUILTY OF CYBERSTALKING?
Cyber stalking is a crime in which the attacker harasses a victim using electronic communication, such as e-mail or instant messaging (IM), or messages posted to a Web site or a discussion group. A cyber stalker relies upon the anonymity afforded by the Internet to allow them to stalk their victim without being detected. Cyber stalking messages differ from ordinary spam in that a cyber-stalker targets a specific victim with often threatening messages, while the spammer targets a multitude of recipients with simply annoying messages. Cyber stalking, cybersquatting, and cyber terrorism are among the growing number of new computer and Internet-related crimes, sometimes referred to collectively as cybercrime.
Although cyber stalking does not involve physical contact with a victim, it is still a serious crime. [continued below]....
..... The increasing ubiquity of the Internet and the ease with which it allows others unusual access to personal information, have made this form of stalking ever more accessible. Potential stalkers may find it easier to stalk via a remote device such as the Internet rather than to confront an actual person. Conduct that falls short of the legal definition of stalking may in fact be a precursor to stalking and must be taken seriously.  As part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005, Congress extended the Federal interstate stalking statute to include cyber stalking (18 U.S.C. 2261 A).
If you believe you have become the victim of a cyberstalker, the most effective course of action is to report the offender to the US Department of Justice Central District of California Main Phone: (213) 894-2400.
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