Pottsville Man Indicted on Federal Cyberstalking, Kidnapping Threats Charges
A Pottsville man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of cyberstalking and making threats over state lines.
According to information released Tuesday by the US Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 43-year-old Aaron VanDaley was indicted by grand jury in Scranton on Feb. 3.
Acting US Attorney Bruce D. Brandler says VanDaley stalked his ex and their current partner online. He also allegedly made threats to kidnap the child of his ex’s current boyfriend.
The indictment against VanDaley also alleges he filed false police reports against his ex’s friends and family members.
The FBI, US Army Criminal Investigation Division out of Fort Stewart, and the Pottsville Police Dept. were involved in the investigation.
Assistant US Attorney James Buchanan will be heading up the prosecution against VanDaley.
If he’s convicted of these crimes, VanDaley faces up to 10 years in prison and supervised release.