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Pottsville Man Gets 78 Months for Cyberstalking Former Lovers

Some threats included kidnapping a child and worse!

pottsville man sentenced cyberstalking former lovers

A Pottsville man will spend 78 months in a federal prison after being sentenced last week for cyberstalking his former lovers and their families and friends.

According to information from the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Aaron Vandaley, 45, received the sentence handed down by District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani on March 21.

Vandaley, prosecutors argued, harassed former romantic partners of his as well as their friends and families. They say Vandaley “repeatedly made false anonymous allegations to law enforcement agencies throughout the country.”

Vandaley accused his victims, 6 in total, of committing crimes like murder-for-hire, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and other sex offenses.

He also sent anonymous messages to his victims, saying he was going to kidnap one of the children of his victims. Vandaley even threatened to mail back parts of that child to the one victim in particular.

One of Vandaley’s victims had a PFA against him, requiring him to stay away and not make contact. The Pottsville man was convicted 8 times in the past of of violating such orders.

Vandaley even attempted 100 calls from within Lackawanna County jail attempting to contact one of his victims.

Pottsville PD worked in conjunction with the FBI and the US Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at Fort Stewart, GA, on this investigation.

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