Ryan Lin, who admitted earlier this year to spending 18 months terrorizing a former roommate - in a campaign that included calling in more than 100 bomb threats under her name to various institutions in Newton, Waltham and Chelmsford- was sentenced today to 17 1/2 years in prison, the US Attorney's office reports.
Lin, whom authorities say was a bad seed in high school, used his tech skills to try to ruin the woman's life:
Lin hacked into the victim’s online accounts and devices and stole the victim’s private photographs, personally identifiable information, and private diary entries, which contained sensitive details about her medical, psychological and sexual history, and distributed the material to hundreds of people associated with her.
Lin also created and posted fraudulent online profiles in the victim’s name and solicited rape fantasies, including a “gang bang,” and other sexual activities, which in turn caused men to show up at the victim’s home. He also engaged in a number of other activities targeting the victim, including relentless anonymous text messaging and hoaxes.