A 26-year-old man has multiplied fake accounts on the social network, harassing his victims for several months and exercising physical surveillance on some of them.
A 26-year-old man should be brought before the judicial court in Sens, Yonne, on Wednesday March 24 for harassing and threatening to kill several young girls via Instagram, revealed France Blue. An investigation was entrusted to the gendarmerie of Sens and the man is currently in police custody.
The public prosecutor of Sens, Arnaud Laraize, told the Figaro that fourteen people filed a complaint. The man, store manager in Sens, was arrested for “malicious phone calls or messages, repeated death threats and identity theft».
False accounts and death threats
Since September 2020, the young man has regularly harassed his victims exclusively on the social network Instagram. His process was always the same: after creating a fake profile, he bombarded young girls with messages and, as soon as the harassed person blocked him, he opened a new account, sometimes impersonating male profiles. “Most of the messages are of a sexual nature, but insults and death threats are also recurrent», Specifies the prosecution.
The man also exercised physical surveillance on some of his victims. “Two of the people who lodged a complaint were followed at their workplace. This was observed following damage found on the front of the store where they worked: insulting messages that corresponded to those the victims received online were identified.», Explains the prosecutor.
Most of the victims are students or high school girls in their twenties, and all live in the vicinity of Sens. The man, unknown to justice, was the subject of a psychiatric expertise, the conclusions of which are not yet known.