Former Kay UPR student pleads guilty at federal level to cyberbullying

An alumnus of the Kaye campus University of Puerto Rico (UPR) pleaded guilty at the federal level to cyberbullying charges After launching a campaign of cyber attacks on several email accounts of the company and at least 15 women.

Ivan Santel Velasquez faces a maximum of five years in prison on the cyberbullying charge. A sentencing hearing will be held on October 12, 2022.

The investigation was conducted by the San Juan Del. Office Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Shantel Velasquez, while studying at UPR’s Kaye campus, Sent unauthorized emails to professors, administrative staff and students under the pseudonym “Slay3r_r00t”..

In particular, Santell Velázquez launched his campaign against more than 100 students and gained access to university email accounts of many individuals.. Chantel Velasquez thereby collected personal information from victims Fishing Y Cheating Y, Between 2019 and 2021, he gained access to several women’s Snapchat accounts; Some of the accounts contained intimate photos of the victims, which he later shared with third parties. They published those photos on the Internet.

A victim indicated that after Shantel Velasquez gained access to her Snapchat account, she began receiving harassing messages with copies of her intimate photos. Photos taken from her Snapchat account were reposted on both Twitter and Facebook without her permission.

The agreement reached with the federal attorney for the District of Puerto Rico includes 15 women and UPR affected by the conduct of Santel Velázquez.

“This guy ran a campaign Fishing Y Cheating To steal victims’ personal information. He has harassed many women by obtaining intimate photos and posting them on the internet at times. “This case demonstrates the importance of protecting our personal data and having strong passwords, especially in response to suspicious emails and text messages,” said William Stephen Muldrow, head of the US Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico.

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“Individuals who engage in this type of behavior know that what they are doing is illegal, and they know that they are causing serious harm to their victims. I want everyone to understand that these actions are not only wrong, but that this is a federal crime, crimes that the FBI will not tolerate,” said the FBI San Juan office. said Special Agent Joseph Gonzalez.

Gonzalez urged citizens and victims of these types of crimes to report them by calling 787-987-6500 or browsing the FBI website.

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