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Northern Iowa man pleads guilty to cyberstalking

This news story was published on February 21, 2021.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used Facebook and the mail to stalk another person pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Michael Shawn McGuire, age 57, from Cresco, Iowa, was convicted of four counts of cyberstalking.

At the plea hearing, McGuire admitted that he used Facebook and the mail to engage in conduct to harass and intimidate another person and cause substantial emotional distress to that person. Evidence from a previous hearing in this case established that between August 25, 2018, and May 25, 2019, numerous yard signs were posted where the victim resided in Minnesota. The signs were sexually explicit and contained the victim’s name, telephone number, address, and email address. During this same time period, various friends, family members, and associates of the victim received sexually explicit mailings with semi-nude photos of the victim. In addition, various Facebook profiles sent similar semi-nude photos to some of the victim’s contacts through Facebook and various fake dating profiles associated with the victim were created.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared. McGuire remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. McGuire faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a possible $250,000 fine per count, and up to 3 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ashley Corkery and Kyndra Lundquist. This case was investigated by the Minnesota Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the Willmar, Minnesota Police Department, the Litchfield Minnesota Police Department, the Minnesota Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office, the Cresco, Iowa Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.


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6 Responses to Northern Iowa man pleads guilty to cyberstalking

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    James Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Jeffrey Epstein had a book loaded with names of people. Well known people from America and beyond. That Slacker guy killed scores of Americans with his pill pushing Oxycontin. And your going to let this all slide? This man clearly became unhinged. He needs a time out. But then we have law enforcement posing as underage girls and boys online. Using their mind to entrap people with words and pictures. This is wrong. Morally wrong. As well as the garbage it fills your head with. At the end of the day you think it, your guilty! No if, ands, or buts. This guy seethes with hate. Poor bastard. You hate. You lose.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Another loss for the Trumpians.

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      Trash Collector Reply Report comment

      February 21, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      Looks like Biden’s biological father.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2021 at 9:32 am

        Another Democrat Freak caught!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 22, 2021 at 10:26 am

          This guy is an orange Kool Aid drinker all the way.

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            Trash Collector

            February 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm

            If Biden’s father liked to drink orange Kool Aid.