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HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio — Violation of civil stalking protection order, harassing communications, menacing by stalking; Cedar Road: A Beavercreek man, 69, was indicted this month on charges that he continued to harass his former doctor the day after a judge extended a civil stalking protection order for another five years.
A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge noted in a Nov. 17 ruling the suspect had made numerous and nearly continuous postings on a variety of websites relating to a surgical procedure performed over a decade ago, and had since become a patient advocate.
But this case centered on six emails over the summer that included references to both death and punishment of doctors. This raised enough concern on the part of the doctor, a Hunting Valley resident, to call police and hire an attorney to file a
RALEIGH, N.C. – A Federal district court found a 57-year-old Hampton, Virginia man guilty after a three-day trial in Raleigh, North Carolina, which involved the harassment of multiple law enforcement personnel in the state.
William Scott Davis Jr. was convicted of cyber-stalking and communicating interstate threats, which stem from multiple fraud offenses in Wake County, North Carolina that he was charged and convicted of.
The multiple charges were brought to court by Wake County law enforcement in 2009 in relation to the forgery of his daughters birth certificate. Due to Davis being found guilty of these charges, his parental rights were terminated by the state as well.
Federal authorities in a press release said that Davis, ” initiated a relentless campaign of harassment and intimidation directed towards a female detective with Cary Police Department, and a female prosecutor with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office, and a female attorney in Raleigh.”
A former PSNI police officer has been jailed for 11 years for attempted possession of a firearm and ammunition, numerous drugs-related charges and perverting the course of justice.
Allen Kennedy (31), formerly of Strandtown PSNI station, was handed the sentence at Downpatrick Crown Court on Thursday.
He has been ordered to spend 5.5 years in prison and 5.5 years on licence.
He pleaded guilty in October to attempted possession of a firearm and ammunition, namely a 9mm handgun, silencer and 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition with intent to endanger life, and possession of ammunition (50 rounds of 9mm) without a certificate.
He also pleaded guilty to numerous drugs possession charges relating to cannabis, MDMA and cocaine – and possession with intent to supply in relation to the cocaine – as well as a previous charge of perverting the course of justice.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, of the PSNI’s Cyber Crime Centre, said: “This case
Cybercrimes take place online. There are two overarching areas of cybercrime:
cyber-dependent crimes – which can only be committed through the use of online devices and where the devices are both the tool to commit the crime and the target of the crime, and
cyber-enabled crimes – traditional crimes which can be increased in scale by using computers.
These crimes take on a number of different formats – from hacking and use of the dark web to trolling on social media and phishing or identity thefts. The aims of such activities may be to commit sexual offences such as grooming or sharing indecent images, to control or disrupt computer systems, or steal money, information or data.
The dark web is used by criminals to trade illegal items online including drugs and firearms.
Hacking is the unauthorised use of or access into computers or networks by using security vulnerabilities or bypassing usual security steps to gain
A former police officer has been given an 11-year sentence and will serve half of it behind bars and the remainder on licence after pleading guilty to buying a gun on the dark web.
Allen Kennedy (31), with an address at Strandtown PSNI Station, had admitted possession of a firearm and ammunition, namely a 9mm handgun, silencer and 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition; drugs related charges and perverting the course of justice.
He was sentenced today at Downpatrick Crown Court.
At a previous hearing a prosecution barrister had told the court that Kennedy had used the dark web to try and buy a gun from two undercover police officers.
The court was told Kennedy had made contact with a man on the dark web called ‘Ally’ who he believed could provide him with a firearm “but who was in fact an undercover police operative”.
Kennedy later met one of the undercover officers at Annadale Embankment to buy the firearm in