Closter, New Jersey Indian Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel (24) is sentenced to 90-months in federal prison on January 5, 2021 on charges of cyberstalking and receipt of child pornography.
Besides the seven and half years of prison term, the other sentencing terms against Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel include:
- Five years of supervised release
- Restitution payment of $3,000 to each of the four victims
- Mandatory assessment payment of $5,000 as per the Justice for Victims Trafficking Act
According to case court documents:
Patel befriended the girls on various social media platforms and persuaded them to send sexually explicit photographs of themselves to him. Patel admitted to the court that he sent sexually explicit photographs of himself to the girls and, in at least one instance, communicated in much the same way via a live video chat.
…Patel admitted to the court that he threatened and harassed the girls on social media, by text messaging, and /or by calling them, repeatedly demanding that, after breaking off communications with him, that they resume communicating with him and unblock his access to their social media accounts. Patel admitted that he threatened to post the sexually explicit photos of them online and that he would share them with their friends, classmates, and family members. He also threatened to create Instagram accounts in the girls’ names and use those accounts to post the pictures online.
On at least one occasion he followed through on his threats by posting a sexually explicit picture of one of the girls, a 13-year-old girl from Indiana, on an Instagram account he created using her name.