UNF student pleads not guilty to cyberstalking charges

Pierce Turner

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The UNF student who was arrested on charges of cyberstalking another UNF student plead not guilty before his court appearance, set for later this month.

Dylan Strickland is a freshman at UNF with a major in computing. He was charged with “aggravated stalking with credible threat to life or injury,” according to Duval County court records. His bond is set at $50,003 and he cannot use the internet or contact the victim.

The victim noticed an Instagram account she didn’t make featuring pictures taken from her Facebook with other sexual pictures. She contacted Instagram and the account was deleted only to have a new account created five hours later. The accounts requested clients to send “tributes” or money to an email registered with a porn website in order to receive sexual pictures of the victim. Last month the victim received a text message reading, “Do you want a sugar daddy?” from the suspect.

The victim was told by a friend that there was a Tinder account made with her pictures that she did not authorize. She asked Tinder to delete the account but they would not do so without an official police report.

Strickland, was identified with his IP address found through the fake accounts he made. He knew the victim via their one class together and by being friends on Facebook. Strickland’s arraignment date is set for May 24.


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