He used 100 social media accounts to harass a woman who rejected him, US government says


A woman rejected a man’s online profession of love, so he used more than 100 social media accounts, phone accounts and other digital means to harass and harass her for seven months, according to the US Attorney’s office of the District of Maryland.

After the alleged “harassment campaign” began in April 2020, she begged him to stop, but he texted her saying “I really never will,” according to court documents obtained by McClatchy News. He also told her to expect “a wave of the worst possible things” to happen to her, according to court documents.

Texas resident Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of cyberstalking and was sentenced on April 20 to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, including one year of house arrest , the prosecutor’s office said in a press release.

“Mr. Singh is deeply remorseful for his conduct and hopes the victims can get on with their lives,” his attorney Dave Fischer told McClatchy News in a statement.

Singh also cyberstalked someone related to the woman and believed she was a “romantic rival”, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The woman, Singh’s “unrequited love interest”, was friends with his older sister when they were in college in 2013-2014, according to the indictment. She had never physically met Singh, and her family moved to Texas after that school year.

On Valentine’s Day in 2020, Singh shared with the woman “a private Instagram Story in which he unequivocally professed his love for her,” according to the indictment. The private message included a photo of a necklace Singh said she bought for her.

The woman responded by rejecting him and asked him to stop contacting her altogether, according to prosecutors.

The alleged cyberbullying begins

In April 2020, Singh began sending several “harassing messages” to the woman, according to the press release.

“The hundreds of public social media posts, text messages and private social media messages included death threats, bodily harm, sexual violence and racial slurs,” the prosecutor’s office said. “Many of the accounts created and used by Singh incorporated the (woman’s) name, giving the impression that the accounts were owned and operated by her.”

In one instance, he used a social media account containing the woman’s name to send her an image of several people hanging from nooses and photographed the woman and her parents’ faces on the individuals, according to court documents. .

“In another edited photo, Singh superimposed the face of (the woman’s) mother over the body of a grieving woman at a grave site,” the press release read.

The social media accounts used by Singh “would post content encouraging others to harass” the woman, according to the indictment. He also “doxed” her by sharing her public information, including where she lives, her phone number and more, prosecutors say.

On July 19, 2020, the woman “received an Instagram follow request from one of the harassing accounts” and saw photos of her and her home posted on the account, according to the indictment.

The next day, July 20, 2020, Singh orchestrated a fake bomb threat at his parents’ home and prompted the Baltimore County Police Department to respond, an action called “swatting,” according to the press release.

Singh would also hack the woman’s social media accounts, according to the indictment. In one instance, officials said he hacked into his TikTok account and posted multiple images of himself, writing “omg he’s so hot!!!”

After Singh was finally arrested on December 22, 2020, “notes” were found in his phone detailing his plans to harass the woman and her family, according to a stipulation of the facts.

One of his “to do” lists regarding the woman’s family read “Beat the family if I ever see them anywhere,” according to prosecutors.

Singh also used social media accounts “to express his desire to physically harm” the person he believed to be a “romantic rival”, a Maryland resident described as “Victim 2” in court documents, according to prosecutors.

“Using an anonymous account, Singh posted a video of an unidentifiable person knocking on the door of Victim 2’s former residence with a caption telling Victim 2 to answer the door,” the statement read. hurry.

Singh then uploaded the video to YouTube showing the name and address of Victim 2 and said the person “went to that location to fight” Victim 2, prosecutors say. – The Charlotte Observer / Tribune news service


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