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Local officials: Stalking fears not borne out, but it’s best to be aware

But it doesn’t hurt to know what to do if concerned, they said.

Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter said while no stalking cases have been reported to their office, people can perceive things differently.

Being aware of your surroundings is key, he said.

“If you’re in a store, find an employee and ask to have someone walk out with you. Park by the street lights. Walk with a group of people. Check the back seat of your car before getting in. Revert to the ‘old school’ ways of looking around, but if you see something unusual or feel uncomfortable in a situation, you should report it. Then we make note and if it happens again, then there is record,” Rutter said. “And don’t have your head buried in a cellphone. We really preach about the cellphones.”

Danielle Ray of Hermansville said she had an “eerie feeling” while at Shopko

Read more at: http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/news/local-news/2017/10/local-officials-stalking-fears-not-borne-out-but-its-best-to-be-aware/

Former girls basketball coach arrested for cyber stalking

PEARL, Miss. (AP) – A former high school basketball coach in a Mississippi suburb has been arrested on felony cyberstalking charges.

Pearl police arrested Jacob Neil DeVaughn last month.

Police tell local media that DeVaughn and the victim had been dating and when the victim decided to end the relationship, DeVaughn became angry and began sending threatening and harassing emails and text messages during the month of September.

The Pearl school district says that DeVaughn no longer works for Pearl High School, where he was the girls’ basketball coach before his arrest.

DeVaughn is free on $25,000 bail. The Rankin County district attorney is now handling the charges. It’s unclear if DeVaughn has a lawyer to speak for him.

Read more at: http://www.knoe.com/content/news/Former-girls-basketball-coach-arrested-for-cyber-stalking-450335813.html

UNF student receives probation for cyber stalking

Dylan Strickland. Courtesy of JSO

A UNF student who was arrested for cyberstalking pled no contest earlier this month and was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Dylan Strickland was sentenced to a year of probation on Sept. 12. As a result, he can not use social media, contact the victim who was also a UNF student, or use her name or pictures in any way. In addition, he is required to get a psychiatric evaluation, take his prescribed medicines, and seek follow up treatment if necessary. Strickland also has court fees totaling over $450 that he is required to pay before his probation is up.  

Strickland was arrested in May of this year after the victim found an Instagram and Tinder with pictures of her taken from her Facebook page, according to

Read more at: https://unfspinnaker.com/60612/news/unf-student-receives-probation-for-cyber-stalking/

Victims advocates, law enforcement help victims battle cyber stalking

NORMAN — In today’s interconnected, technology-driven world, it’s becoming more difficult to protect privacy.

For individuals dealing with stalkers, knowing how technology can be used to track movement and location is important for one’s safety.

An estimated 4 percent of women and 2 percent of men are victims of stalking nationwide, said Elaina Roberts, legal director of the Stalking Resource Center associated with the National Center for Victims of Crime in Washington, D.C.

Roberts was in Norman last week, where she addressed attendees at the Annual Domestic Violence Partnership Conference at Embassy Suites. She talked about the “Misuse of Technology to Stalk” and how law enforcement can detect it and help victims prevent it.

“It is not my goal today to make you hate technology or to scare you,” Roberts said. “It’s to show you ways technology can be manipulated.”

Technology isn’t bad, Roberts said. We use it to make sure our children and spouse

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The new ‘Sarahah’ app has become a platform for ‘cyber-stalking’ instead of being fun

So here it is, the ‘Asliyat’ of the ‘qaum’. Last week, a new app by the name of ‘Sarahah’ emerged out of nowhere, and instantly became the new craze for Pakistanis all over.


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People have become obsessed with the app, to the point that it has become their ‘MOST TRENDING’ conversation on Twitter, Facebook and all other social apps.

However, as with all things that go down in Pakistan, the social app is causing alot of disturbance to some people who ACTUALLY wanted to have fun let friends be honest with them about their flaws, strengths, weaknesses, etc.

Instead, boys have chosen to ‘cyber-harrass’ girls they liked, making it a way of saying things without revealing their identities. It could be your best friend, it could be someone you don’t know, someone you know really well, and so forth.

Sounds a little scary,

Read more at: https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/lifestyle/the-new-sarahah-app-has-become-a-platform-for-cyber-stalking-instead-of-being-fun/

MCSO investigates case of cyber stalking

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office began looking into a case of cyber stalking over the weekend.

A woman from Ocala told deputies that she met a man from Gainesville on the dating website “Plenty of Fish.” She said she ignored the man’s texts and he replied that he “knew her cell phone serial number and PIN number,” the MCSO report states.

The man “deactivated her phone and deleted her account with ‘Straight Talk’ and hacked into her Facebook and Gmail accounts and messaged the victim’s daughter and spoke of the victim in an obscene way,” the report indicates.

No arrest has been made in the case, which remains ongoing.

– Andy Fillmore

 

Read more at: http://www.ocala.com/news/20170828/mcso-investigates-case-of-cyber-stalking

MCSO investigates case of cyber stalking – News – Ocala.com …

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office began looking into a case of cyber stalking over the weekend.

A woman from Ocala told deputies that she met a man from Gainesville on the dating website “Plenty of Fish.” She said she ignored the man’s texts and he replied that he “knew her cell phone serial number and PIN number,” the MCSO report states.

The man “deactivated her phone and deleted her account with ‘Straight Talk’ and hacked into her Facebook and Gmail accounts and messaged the victim’s daughter and spoke of the victim in an obscene way,” the report indicates.

No arrest has been made in the case, which remains ongoing.

– Andy Fillmore

 

Read more at: http://www.ocala.com/news/20170828/mcso-investigates-case-of-cyber-stalking