EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – On Friday, United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced the sentencing of a Mississippi man convicted of stalking young women from the Evansville area.
Orlando Webber, 44, was sentenced to 46 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment by United States District Judge Richard Young in Evansville, following a sentencing hearing on July 31.
Minkler said that for over four years, Webber used the moniker “Lando” to stalk as many as 30 high school-aged young women using social media.
Most victims said they received vulgar and sexually explicit communication from Webber when they were 15 to 16-years-old, said Minkler.
Even when victims would block his account, Webber would use a different account name to resume the stalking, according to Minkler.
“This case should be a warning to anyone considering using social media platforms to sexually harass and stalk others,” said Minkler. “I want to commend the victims in this case for coming forward and assisting the investigators in identifying Webber and finally putting an end to his harassment. The cooperation of the victims not only ended their own harassment, it also prevented others from having to experience Webber’s abusive social media communications in the future.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Evansville Police Department.
(This story was originally published on August 2, 2019)