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Cyber Harassment Investigation and Arrest

February 9, 2021

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Chief William Priole of the Lower Township Police Department announce the arrest of (27) year old John Abadie from Cape May, New Jersey on multiple counts of Cyber Harassment, a Crime of the Fourth Degree*.

This arrest is a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lower Township Police Department after multiple victims came forward and stated that they were a victim of a cybercrime as altered pictures of them were posted on a website, without their permission. Consequently, several investigative measures led authorities to the arrest of Abadie.

Prosecutor Sutherland stated this investigation is ongoing and advises a person convicted of fourth degree crimes is subject to a term of up to (365) days in County Jail.

Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who has additional information relating to this investigation, or if you are a victim of this crime, to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or the Lower Township Police Department at 609-886-1619, or report it anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.

*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.