It’s been said that what someone writes on a social media website can produce long-lasting consequences. A Pekin man has provided a case in point.
Andrew Uppole, 32, has remained in custody since he was charged last week with cyberstalking, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison.
Uppole posted a statement on his Facebook page in which he said he would kill a woman and her boyfriend if they didn’t stop “gang stalking” him, according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit.
The statement read in part, “If the cops don’t do something now im (sic) killing them.... They will die if they don’t stop,” according to the affidavit.
The woman told police in mid-December that she had obtained a stalking – no contact court order against Uppole. The affidavit cited no details of any contact the woman or her boyfriend initiated with Uppole.
On another social media page he maintained, Uppole also asked readers for information about the woman’s residence and claimed that persons there had murdered his friend, the affidavit stated.
The woman said she is in extreme fear for her and her boyfriend’s safety.
Uppole has been held on $25,000 bond since he was charged on Dec. 21. He’s scheduled to enter a plea on Jan. 11.
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Facebook post produces felony charge for Pekin man
Dec 28, 2017 at 2:49 PM