Craigslist Crime: El Paso man charged with online impersonation, harassment
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — El Paso Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Unit arrested and charged 22-year-old Alejandro Mata, after officials allege he used Craigslist to impersonate two separate victims on the website's Personals sections.
EPPD say Mata posted to Craigslist's "women seeking men" section to post personal information about a person on August 10, 2013 without the person's knowledge or consent. Then, on October 23, he used the "casual encounters" section of Craigslist to post the phone number and other information about a second victim.
Police say that Mata posted the information with intent to harass, annoy, embarrass and abuse the victims by causing the victim's phone to ring repeatedly.
ICAC was able to obtain warrants for Mata's arrest and took him into custody Tuesday, December 17th at his home in the 700 block of Espolon in El Paso.
Mata was charged with Online Impersonation, a 3rd degree Felony and Harassment, a Class B Misdemeanor. He was booked into the El Paso County Jail on bonds totaling $71,000.