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Illinois Does It Again – Arrests Two For Internet Harassment

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I am so glad to see the enforcement tide turning in these stalking and harassment cases. Criminals think using different handles and accounts allows them freedom to bully others but everything is tracked and stored. They can’t hide. No longer does a victim’s race, class, gender or sexual orientation provide a free pass to harass.

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cyber-harassment-provocationIn November 2014, we reported on the case of Steven and Joseph Rusinowski versus Robert DiDomenico. It was a case of cyberharassment gone wild. The case was originally filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County and on July 15, 2011, transferred to the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois.   On October 2, 2014, the jury returned a verdict in favor of  Rusinowski and against DiDomenico, awarding Rusinowski $50,000.

One of the most important rulings in that case caught the attention of attorneys. The judge ruled that Illinois has long arm jurisdiction that applies to electronic harassment. That means that those who harass citizens of Illinois over the internet and/or telephone, no matter where the perpetrator lives, will have to defend in Illinois.

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In February of this year, we reported on Brandon Wilson of Las Vegas, Nevada, who hacked, harassed, and pulled pranks over…

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One thought on “Illinois Does It Again – Arrests Two For Internet Harassment

  1. Thanks for the reblog.

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