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Man arrested for cyberstalking after posting threatening comments on Facebook

Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:00pm

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for cyberstalking after he posted threatening comments online regarding the desire to rape a woman.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, which stemmed from comments posted by Michael Martin, 22, on Facebook.

According to the arrest report, the comments were made in a group thread. He allegedly made the threatening comments and additionally said “rape should be brought back into the picture” after he saw a picture of the victim. He was then told by another member in the forum that the woman had three children, to which he replied with yet another derogatory comment.

When questioned by deputies, Martin allegedly admitted to making the comments. However, he claims he never intended for the victim to read the comments.

Martin was arrested and charged with Cyberstalking. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Additionally, he had an outstanding warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket. His bond was set at $10,000.

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