A Big Apple lawyer admitted in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday to cyberstalking a woman he met through an online dating site.
David Waldman dated the woman for just four months in 2014 but proceeded to send her hundreds of creepy texts, emails, voicemails and public blog postings for four years after their fling ended, according to court papers.
The 49-year-old Inwood man admitted that in April 2014, “I sent emails and made blog posts with the intent to harass this person…I deeply regret those actions.”
Waldman made online posts claiming the woman was bipolar and had narcissistic personality disorder, that she used drugs and made up that she had been sexually abused as a child, according to prosecutors.
He also threatened in online posts to show up to her work and home to torture and sexually assault her.
In one blog post Waldman wrote, “I only hope you don’t die of cervical cancer before i can f–k up your s–t.”
In an email to the victim’s boss he claimed she was a “habitual drug user,” according to court papers.
Waldman mouthed multiple times, “I’m so sorry. I love you guys,” to his mother and step-dad before the hearing.
“The crime may be called ‘cyberstalking.’ However, there was nothing ‘cyber’ about the pain and terror Waldman inflicted upon our client,” Carrie Goldberg, the victim’s lawyer, said in a prepared statement.
Waldman pleaded guilty to one count of cyberstalking, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, though under the guideline sentence he could get 37 to 46 months in prison.
His sentencing is set for Nov. 22
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