- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on a Massachusetts man accused of conducting a cyberstalking campaign against his former roommate (all times local):

2:55 p.m.

A Massachusetts man arrested on federal charges of conducting a cyberstalking campaign against his former roommate has made his first court appearance.

Ryan Lin made his initial appearance in Boston’s federal court on Friday afternoon. His attorney declined to comment after the hearing. The judge set a detention hearing for next week.

Prosecutors say Lin began stalking the woman in April 2016, when they both lived in an apartment in Watertown. They say Lin hacked, stole and posted information from her online accounts, private photographs and diary entries.

He’s also accused of creating fake online accounts in her name and sending disturbing messages to people close to her.

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10 a.m.

A Massachusetts man has been arrested on federal charges of conducting a cyberstalking campaign for more than a year against his ex-roommate and people who know her.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston says 24-year-old Ryan Lin of Newton was arrested Thursday on one count of cyberstalking. Lin was in custody Friday, and it was not immediately known if he had a lawyer. He is scheduled to be arraigned later Friday.

Prosecutors say Lin began stalking the woman in April 2016, when they both lived in an apartment in Watertown. They say Lin hacked, stole and posted information from her online accounts, private photographs and diary entries.

He allegedly posted fake online profiles in her name, and repeatedly made threats to her home in Waltham and schools in the area.


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