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New Jersey Man Arrested for Threatening Kids on Facebook

photo courtesy of 6abc.com

Craig L. Wyatt, of Hamilton Township in Atlantic County, is accused of sending messages to children via Facebook, telling victims they had just weeks left to live.

 

20-year old Wyatt was arrested and taken into custody by New Jersey State Police following an investigation that began back in July.

6abc.com reports today that an online tip was received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children over the summer about threatening messages that were sent to a juvenile living in Browns Mills, N.J.

Police allege Wyatt had used the alias ‘Jimmy Rakaterra’ to target his victims, some of whom also reside in Voorhees, N.J., telling them they should ‘spend their time wisely’ because they had only weeks to live.

After a bulletin was sent out by New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit, two dozen other police department responded with additional incidents.

Craig L. Wyatt was identified as a suspect and arrested today.  He is now being held in the Atlantic County Jail on $35,000 bail charged with making terroristic threats, theft of services, and harassment.

No motive for his threats has been revealed.

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