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Virginia man sentenced for cyberstalking Mayor G.T. Bynum

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 15:53:33-05

TULSA, Okla. — A federal court sentenced a Virginia man on Monday for cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family in June 2020.

According to U.S. Attorney Trent Shores, the court sentenced 41-year-old Adam Maxwell Donn, of Norfolk, Virginia, to 15 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

The judge also ordered Donn to pay $2,380 to Bynum in restitution.

“Words can and do lead to violence. That was the fear of the Bynum family as they received Adam Donn’s vile and violent threats to inflict harm upon them. This sentence sends a clear message that there are real life consequences in the form of federal prison time for anyone who wants to engage in cyberstalking,” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “Sadly, we see far too many instances of online harassment, threats, and cyberstalking in today’s society. I hope Adam Donn’s prison sentence will deter others from engaging in similar conduct.”

Donn plead guilty in October 2020 to cyberstalking Bynum. Officials said Donn thought the threats would coerce Bynum to cancel President Donald Trump's campaign rally in June 2020.

Bynum and his family received 44 emails and 14 phone calls from June 11 through June 22, 2020, according to court documents.

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The emails and messages were meant to harass, threaten and annoy the Bynum family, officials said. Donn also admitted the messages made several references to Bynum's home address and children.

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