Newton man sentenced to prison for cyberstalking, hoax bomb threats, distributing child porn

A Newton man was sentenced in federal court in Boston on Wednesday to more than 17 years in prison for conducting a cyberterror campaign in 2017 in which he tormented his 25-year-old former roommate, made more than 100 hoax bomb threats, and distributed child pornography to seven individuals, prosecutors said.

Ryan S. Lin, 25, described in court papers as a computer genius, pleaded guilty in April to seven counts of cyberstalking, five counts of distribution of child pornography, nine counts of making hoax bomb threats, three counts of computer fraud and abuse, and one count of aggravated identity theft, the US attorney’s office said in a statement.

He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release, the statement said.

From May, 2017,

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