Oh, but they do!
Texas Man Sentenced on Cyberstalking, Making Interstate Threats | USAO-WDVA | Department of Justice
Man Charged in Miami Federal Court with Making Online Threats to Injure and Kill Young Woman | USAO-SDFL | Department of Justice
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking | USAO-WDVA | Department of Justice
Officials Announce the Arrest of Thomas G. Bares for Threatening Communications — FBI
And the list goes on and on, including those for instigating hate crimes on the Internet. Threatening communications, whether by telephone, mail or the Internet is not taken lightly. I do have a lot of these links as I receive email updates constantly from the FBI and the Justice Department. (I hate those with up 60 in one email. ) Authorities would rather “nip it in the bud” before someone gets physically injured or worse.
Edit: This last case I’ll post will show what the consequences can be.
NEWARK, N.J. – A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted using Facebook and other online web forums to cyberstalk victims, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Diamante admitted that from January 2016 through August 2019 he engaged in continued online harassment of known and unknown adult victims, including Victims 1-23, …
The charge to which Diamante pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2020.