Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cyber Harassers in New Mexico Being Upgraded to Serious Felons

Cyberstalking is beginning to show up in state legislation as a serious crime worthy of years in prison. For example, recently New Mexico, one of Edmond Wollmann's home based operations, has made cyberstalking an adult a fourth degree felony.

Mayor Chavez unveiled new legislation Thursday that will make it a sex crime to cyberstalk an adult--a fourth-degree felony.

"Right now, stalking an adult is a misdemeanor in New Mexico," Chavez said.

Last year, a Sandia Labs worker was sentenced to two years under federal law after using her work computer to stalk the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park in 2006.