A Hawaii man has admitted sending more than 500 undesirable readers to the property of a Utah spouse and children in a scenario law enforcement have described as “stalking on steroids.”
Loren M. Okamura was arrested in December 2019 on expenses of cyber-stalking, earning interstate threats, and transporting a man or woman more than state strains for the function of prostitution. The 44-year-old entered a guilty plea in US District Court on July 27.
Okamura admitted sending a string of undesired provider companies to the North Salt Lake property of Walt Gilmore and his relatives. Unwanted guests turned away by the Gilmores as a final result of Okamura’s actions included plumbers, locksmiths, foodstuff shipping and delivery workers, electricians, and sexual intercourse personnel.
When arranging the undesirable products and services, Okamura used applications to obscure his identity and phone site data.
The family’s stalking working experience began in August 2018 when a tow-truck company worker turned up on their doorstep with fake guidelines to remove a automobile from the Gilmore’s driveway.
For the upcoming seven months, the family turned away up to 20 individuals a day who had been despatched to their house by Okamura beneath untrue pretenses.
The arrival of misled assistance vendors at the Gilmore household home turned so regular that the household resorted to erecting a indication in their front garden warning of the hoax.
“This is stalking on steroids. It is really vicious,” North Salt Lake law enforcement advised the Deseret News in March 2019.
Gilmore mentioned that the household was plagued by undesired guests at all several hours of the day and night.
“They have police data. Criminals. Felons. Energetic warrants for their arrests coming to my home. They are looking for drugs. They are offering prostitution,” Gilmore explained to the Deseret Information.
“These are persons who occur to our residence in the center of the night—10, 11 o’clock, 1, 2, 3 in the early morning.”
Community police parked a patrol vehicle in the family’s driveway to prevent men and women ripped off by Okamura from knocking on the entrance door. Law enforcement estimate that the organizations Okamura ripped off have missing above $20k in staff members several hours and uncollected service charges.
Walt Gilmore reported that his adult daughter experienced known Okamura at a person stage but no for a longer time had any get in touch with with the cyber-stalker.
Okamura’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct 5.