Man sentenced for cyberstalking

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday in Lexington for cyberstalking.

Prosecutors say 35-year old Jesse Kessler, of Fallbrook, California, admitted that after ending his relationship with his girlfriend, he began sending electronic communications to her, her new boyfriend, and her father.

Investigators say the communications increased and became threatening and intimidating.  They say Kessler emailed, texted, called and otherwise electronically messaged the victim and her family and friends from June 2017 until his arrest in February 2018.

Among the messages, prosecutors say Kessler emailed his ex-girlfriend, “You’ll both be seeing me soon but I’m not so stupid as to tell you exactly when.  I’m back on the east coast so it will be much easier.  For him, I’ll be the last person he ever sees.  For you…It’s you’ll be the last person I ever see.”

Kessler pleaded guilty in July 2018.  After he completes his prison term, he will have six months’ community confinement.

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