NEW YORK – The Latest on the conviction of a former journalist who admitted to cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and the terrorizing of Jewish groups with bomb threats (all times are local):
The harassment victim of a former St. Louis journalist sentenced in New York to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish centers urges more attention be paid to domestic violence as a tool to fight against terrorism.
New York social worker, Francesca Rossi spoke at the sentencing of Juan Thompson on Wednesday.
She notes 93 percent of female homicides are committed by men the victims know and every man who committed the terrorism in the last year had a history of domestic violence.
She says cyber stalking and electronic warfare a new look for domestic violence. She says that she believes that the police did not respond to her repeated reports about Thompson because the threats came from phones and computers.
Thompson pleaded guilty in June and apologised on Wednesday condemnation.
A former journalist who admitted to cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and the terrorizing of Jewish groups with a bomb threats has been sentenced in New York to five years in prison.
Juan Thompson was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.
Judge P. Kevin Castel calls Thompson’s crimes, the terrorism. He sentenced Thompson, of St. Louis, a year longer than federal sentencing guidelines recommended. He points to the eloquence of a victim from a statement issued by Thompson’s ex-girlfriend, Francesca Rossi.
Rossi says Thompson began abusing her during their relationship and strengthens the terror comes largely through social media and electronic communications after they broke up.
Thompson pleaded guilty in June cyber stalking and making fake bomb threats to a dozen of Jewish community centers and day schools.