A Minnesota man was indicted Tuesday for sending threatening emails to a Boston College student after forging fake pornographic images of her, the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Authorities said Eric Bolduan of Rochester, Minnesota, downloaded pictures of the student from social media and juxtaposed them with pornographic images of a woman who looked similar. He posted the images on porn sites to make it seem that the student was involved in pornography and then sent deeply threatening messages to her with the pictures attached.
The office cited an email from May 2016, where Bolduan threatened to “find [her] this summer.” He said that he would “have [his] way with [her] body for several days.”
“You will experience things that will give you nightmares for the rest of your life,” he wrote in the email. “I want to look into your eyes as you experience pain at levels you never imagined were possible.”
The 46-year-old sent the emails from an anonymous account, authorities said. He was indicted on one count of transmitting interstate threats to injure another person.
Bolduan was previously sentenced to 14 years in federal prison in 2019 on charges of stalking and threatening college and high school students online. His victims included several athletes at the University of Colorado. He employed similar tactics, faking pornographic images and sending messages threatening to “hunt” the victims.
The new charge could lead to an extra five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.
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