CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 2 years and 6 months in prison for cyberstalking a student in North Carolina.
Aaron Jerome Khan, 27, of Tucson, Ariz., pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2014, to one count of interstate communication of a threat with intent to injure.
The victim and Khan had dated in Arizona before she started school in North Carolina.
When Khan and the victim broke up, she obtained a no-contact order in Arizona when he started sending her numerous emails and text messages.
When she started attending school in North Carolina, Khan continued to harass the victim via email and text message.
The victim reported the harassment to campus security officials on Dec. 9, 2011 and Khan was asked to stop all contact.
Khan continued to contact the victim and began sending death threats. In some messages he even included images of handguns, according to a release.
When he discovered the victim went to school in North Carolina he told her he was coming to see her.
Airline records show that Khan flew to Raleigh on Oct. 2, 2014.
While Khan was in North Carolina he repeatedly texted and emailed the victim telling her he would find her.
The victim notified the police and after nearly three years of harassment, Khan was arrested on cyberstalking charges.