Atlanta man convicted of cyberstalking in Chattanooga court
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – An Atlanta man has pleaded guilty to a count of cyberstalking in federal court in Chattanooga.
The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in East Tennessee and the FBI.
Their investigation showed that 36 year old Zachary Hood created a fake Facebook account in the name of a female victim.
Then using the account, he sent nude photos of the woman to her friends and associates.
Prosecutors say in one message, Hood (claiming to be the woman) sent photos of her breasts and buttocks to a friend of her husband, asking if he liked them.
They say he even sent a message to the husband, directly.
Prosecutors also say that Hood contacted eight other women and sent intimate pictures of each of them to them.
Hood pleaded guilty today a a federal cyberstalking charge.
He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, fines and probation at his sentencing next summer.
Prosecutors say the victim does not live in Tennessee, but that Hood was staying at an East Tennessee hotel when he sent the Facebook messages.