On Monday, federal prosecutors announced they had filed charges against a disgruntled, frustrated, and scorned Colorado man who they say cyberstalked his ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Hawaii while regularly assuming the identity of another ex-boyfriend.
John B. Hart, a 53-year-old resident of Louisville, was arrested in Colorado on Friday. Previously, Hart lived in Hawaii.
Upon Hart’s first court appearance after his imprisonment, a federal defender was assigned to serve as his interim legal counsel. The office’s policy is that it will not discuss specific cases with the media. On the website, no other lawyer was listed as representing him.
According to the indictment, he signed her up on a dating site known for casual sex hook-ups and dispatched two men who wanted sex with her to her place of work in an effort to harass, intimidate, and embarrass her. He also told her to kill herself.
Hart allegedly told her new lover, who lived in both Hawaii and Washington, to end things with her. Hart also sent sex toys to the new boyfriend’s family, listing the ex-girlfriend as the buyer.
Hart is suspected of repeatedly committing false flag crimes against himself between May and August of 2022 in an effort to incriminate the new boyfriend. He spray-painted his car and his ex-girlfriend’s car, laid tire-puncturing spikes near the vehicles, and then told the police that his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend did it.
Hart is accused of hiding his identity by communicating over encrypted emails and made-up phone numbers.
In addition to the three counts of cyberstalking, it is also claimed that he obstructed justice. If found guilty, Hart may be sentenced to a maximum of twenty years in prison on the obstruction accusation and an additional five years for each count of cyberstalking, as detailed by the United States Department of Justice.