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Mayor Bynum's accused cyberstalker released on bond, issued several restrictions

Posted at 8:36 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 15:51:07-04

A Virginia man is facing charges after he allegedly harassed and intimidated Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family via email, according to U.S. Attorney Trent Shores with the Northern District of Oklahoma.

40-year-old Adam Maxwell Donn of Norfolk, Virginia was charged with cyberstalking.

Bynum and his family received 44 emails and 14 phone calls from June 11 through June 22, according to court documents.

The United States charged Adam Donn with stalking, harassing, intimidating, and inflicting emotional distress upon Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family. Mr. Donn allegedly sent a series of harassing emails and voicemails in an effort to intimidate the mayor into canceling the presidential rally that occurred here in June. Cyberstalkers try to hide behind keyboards while they threaten and intimidate others, but their online actions have real world effects. Mr. Donn will now face the real world consequences for his alleged criminal actions. As we do in all cases, our victim coordinators will work with the mayor and his family as this case proceeds in federal court.
U.S. Attorney Trent Shores

Donn appeared in court on July 22 via video conferencing, according to officials with the Northern District of Oklahoma. Donn waived his rights to a preliminary hearing.

Donn was released on bond and restricted from travel in the eastern district of Virginia, where he lives, the eastern district of Oklahoma and the western district of Oklahoma.

Donn must avoid contact with Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family and is restricted computer use.

Officials said Donn is under electronic location monitoring.

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