Cyberstalking and stealing

Of course it all has to do with sex.

I found these two case items in John Ross’s Volokh Report summary of federal cases.

Man harasses his ex for years, posts intimate videos of her online, directs strangers from the internet to her home for sex. She changes her name and moves across the country, but the harassment continues. He goes to prison for three years for cyberstalking. Upon release, he harasses a new victim. His supervised release is revoked. First Circuit: No error in sending him back to prison for two years, an upward departure from the sentencing guidelines.

That’s pretty disturbing and disgusting. What follows is pretty…elaborate in the cheating and stealing and getting even department(s).

Allegation: Patrick’s girlfriend, Nicole, cheats on him with David. Nicole tells David that his wife, Audrey, is having an affair, too—with Patrick. Nicole gives David the password to Patrick’s email, allowing David to access emails between Patrick and Audrey, which might then help David in his divorce proceedings. Can Patrick sue David for accessing his email account? Indeed so, says the Fourth Circuit; Patrick’s federal and state law claims should not have been dismissed.

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