BOSTON – A Connecticut man was sentenced right now in federal court docket in Boston for threatening, harassing and intimidating a Massachusetts lady by social media and e mail.
Marshall Nicholas Fain, 32, of New Haven, Conn., was sentenced by U.S. District Courtroom Choose Angel Kelley to 46 months in jail and three years of supervised launch. In August 2022, Fain pleaded responsible to at least one depend of cyberstalking and one depend of transmitting threats by interstate commerce.
“When relationships finish individuals must act appropriately, even when they’re upset, and transfer on. Mr. Fain clearly was not able to doing so. Now he has been sentenced to 46 months in jail as a result of he terrorized and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her household. Stalking and violently threatening others – whether or not on-line or in particular person – is a severe, federal crime. Because of the sufferer’s power and speedy motion, Mr. Fain is now a convicted felon,” stated United States Legal professional Rachael S. Rollins. “Though right now’s sentence can’t erase the ache and struggling Mr. Fain prompted, we hope it brings the sufferer and her household solace in realizing he has been held accountable and will probably be faraway from our group.”
“Marshall Fain used his phrases as weapons, sending threatening messages to harass and intimidate his ex-girlfriend and her household. His actions had been supposed to inflict emotional hurt and the worry of bodily violence and that’s precisely what they did. We thank the sufferer for her bravery in serving to us put him behind bars,” stated Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Particular Agent in Cost of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division. “Cyberstalking is a severe crime, and you’ll ensure the FBI will proceed to work to determine others like Mr. Fain who’re utilizing right now’s expertise in such a despicable manner.”
Fain was in a relationship with the sufferer for roughly two years, till the connection led to August 2021. Quickly after, in September 2021 and persevering with by December 2021, Fain despatched the sufferer a number of personal messages by e mail and social media threatening to kill the sufferer and members of her household.
Fain created a number of social media and e mail accounts which he used to harass and threaten the sufferer anonymously. Particularly, Fain used nameless Instagram and Fb accounts to ship the sufferer messages that stated, amongst different issues, “I’ll kill you” and “You gonna get yours if it’s the very last thing I do.” Fain additionally used nameless e mail addresses to ship the sufferer threatening messages that stated, amongst different issues, “I’m gonna discover you and kill you if it’s the very last thing I do,” “By now you recognize I don’t give a f*** about my very own life so I actually don’t thoughts taking yours,” and “When the time is true you gonna be one of many women going lacking. Ima torture the f*** out of you once I catch you.”
U.S. Legal professional Rollins and FBI SAC Bonavolonta made the announcement right now. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Haven Division offered beneficial help within the matter. Assistant U.S. Legal professional Evan Gotlob of Rollins’ Main Crimes Division prosecuted the case.