Facebook Stalker Learns Fate

Friday, Jul 22, 2011  |  Updated 3:13 PM EDT
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A 23-year-old who Facebook-stalked women from D.C., Virginia and 16 other states was sentenced Friday to more than four years in state prison after a judge rejected a plea for a lighter sentence and likened the man to a peeping Tom.

George Bronk pleaded guilty in January to charges of computer intrusion, false impersonation and possession of child pornography.

Bronk would stalk women on Facebook, eventually hacking their accounts, taking over their profiles and even coercing at least one woman to send him explicit pictures.

One of the victims told the Associated Press she was able to contact Bronk, and asked him why was he doing this. His response was “because it’s funny.”

Investigators said they found more than 170 email files with explicit photographs on his computer.

"This case serves as a stark example of what occurs in so-called cyberspace. It has very real consequences," Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Brown said. "The intrusion of
one's profile is no different than intruding one's home."

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