Chalk Up One for the Good Guys – Cyber-Troll Faces Charges

“A 20-year-old Decatur (Il) man was charged Monday in Macon County Circuit Court with cyberstalking, for allegedly sending insulting, demeaning comments via Facebook to a woman who was grieving the loss of her father” is the start of an article in the Harold Review.

The perp, Cody Suka, was arrested at the fast food restaurant where he was employed, and has been charged with cyberstalking a Class 4 felony in Illinois, punishable by one to three years in prison.

According to the Harold Review,

“The victim told deputies she had received more than 40 harassing Facebook messages during a period of about seven weeks…The victim told the detective that she was not familiar with Suka and does not believe she ever met him.

One of the messages allegedly sent by Suka said, “I really hope you are crying, just thinking of the centipedes slithering through the vile veins of your father’s disgusting corpse. Ha Ha!”…

“Suka [said] that he did create the false Facebook accounts and did so with the sole purpose of causing distress and angst to (the victim),” Sheriff’s Detective Kristopher Thompson wrote in his report. “Suka advised that he made these comments out of ‘bitter and vindictive anger.'”

What triggered his rage?

Apparently the motive was that he thought he overheard the woman call him a virgin! Wow. An imagined slight and this is his reaction? He needs to cyberstalk a grieving daughter for 7 weeks? How much longer it would have gone on if he wasn’t arrested?

Suka was booked into the county jail shortly after his arrest. He is due to appear in court for his arraignment on Aug. 23.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that most people online are good, decent and thoughtful, or to believe that justice will come to those who aren’t.  And sometimes you see a news article that helps correct that cynicism.

Read the full article in the Herald Review Man who allegedly sent obscene Facebook messages charged with cyberstalking

Linda

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