PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG/WNCN) – A Florida man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after prosecutors say he cyberstalked more than two dozen people, referring to himself in his messages as “Mr. Pervert.”
Sean Michael Vest pleased no contest to 18 counts of aggravated stalking and eight counts of obscene or harrasing phone calls, state attorney Bill Eddins announced.
Circuit Judge Edward Nickinson sentenced him to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.
In December and January, Vest targeted 26 people in Pensacola and two nearby counties, Eddins said.
Vest repeatedly called and texted his victims, sending obscene messages threatening sexual violence against them or their loved ones, authorities said. He also took photographs of his victims or their loved ones from social media, then altered the photographs and sent them to his victims, according to prosecutors.
“It’s ranged from people’s mothers and grandmothers in their 60’s to 12-year-old victims,” said Amber Bernard, the primary investigator on the case, shortly after Vest’s arrest.
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