Back in December 2017, 23-year-old Thomas Traficante, a New York University student, was arrested by the authorities and charged with possession and distribution of controlled substances and cyberstalking. On Thursday, the man pleaded guilty before the jury. If sentenced, he could spend the next 37 months behind bars, as part of his plea agreement.
New York University Student Arranged for His Ex-Girlfriend to Be Arrested
According to court documents, the events that would culminate with the December arrest of Thomas Traficante, began shortly after he started to chat with a woman on an online dating platform. Traficant who, at that time was a student at the St. John’s University dated the woman, herself a student at the SUNY Geneseo, and very soon the two of them became a couple.
However, Traficante broke up with his girlfriend on the 26th of October. Brooding, the New York student came up with a diabolical plan to sabotage the woman who dumped him.
According to the victim, the New York University student began by sending vague text messages to her and to the members of her sorority in which he wrote things like it’s not safe to go out tonight or that he was kidnapped by a governmental agency.
Soon after that, the man used a voice-altering software to call the woman’s roommate and to tell her that he’s in the house.
At the beginning of November, the New York University student considered that tormenting the woman via text messages and calls was not enough, so he took things to the next level.
Several court documents reveal that the man mailed his ex-girlfriend a package contained cocaine and methamphetamine and then called the authorities.
However, after the authorities couldn’t find anything in the woman’s dorm room, she explained that her former boyfriend was behind the drug-laden parcel and that this is his way of taking revenge.
The woman also told the police that Traficante posted her phone number and personal info on a prostitution website and, since then, she got roughly 60 calls from horny men soliciting sex.
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