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Man Accused of Facebook Hack, STD False-Alarm to be Sentenced in June

Sentencing has been set for a 38-year-old South Haven, Mich., man who pleaded no contest to one felony count of using a computer to commit a crime, according to The Kalamazoo Gazette.

James Cleland, 38, stood accused of hacking into a former girlfriend’s email and Facebook accounts to write messages she had HIV, entered the plea in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court last week . He was also charged with two felony counts of unlawfully posting a message, but those charges were dropped when he entered his plea Friday, his attorney Julianne Meyer-Sorek said.

In December, Cleland became upset with the on-and-off-again girlfriend, police said. He hacked into her online accounts and wrote messages to her friends that she was sick and had tested positive for HIV, police said.

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Pamela Lightvoet will sentence Cleland on June 13, Meyer-Sorek said.

 

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