the victim claimed that she has never met Singh in person.
A US Indian man was arrested by US federal authorities on December 22, 2020, for allegedly cyberstalking a Maryland woman for months.
The accused has been identified as Desmond Babloo Singh, aged 19, from New York.
Singh had been cyberstalking the victim from April-November 2020.
The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, lives with her family in Maryland when she isn’t attending an unidentified college in New York.
She told authorities she had been a friend of Singh’s older sister in school for a year before his family moved to Texas.
However, the victim claimed that she has never met Singh in person.
The accused had contacted the victim on Instagram in February 2020 and professed his love for her.
The woman rejected his advances, following which Singh started sending harassing and unsolicited messages to her.
Singh reportedly used over 100 different social media, electronic communication and phone accounts to harass the victim.
He made several threats against the victim including soliciting people online to rape, kill and decapitate her in exchange for bitcoin.
In a court hearing on December 28, 2020, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security special agent stated that Singh had ‘swatted’ the victim.
Meaning, Singh had summoned the police to the woman’s Baltimore County home by emailing a bogus bomb threat to the police.
Singh wrote an email saying:
“POSSIBLE BOMB SEND OFFICERS ASAP!!!!
“DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO PHONE THIS IS THE ONLY POLICE EMAIL I CAN FIND!!!”
The police had responded to the fake bomb threat at the woman’s home on July 20, 2020.
After which, investigators in Temple, Texas, tracked down and spoke to Singh’s parents, who said their son had been attending a college in New York.
However, Singh’s parents believed he was homeless and wasn’t enrolled in school during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Homeland Security agent stated:
“The messages sent to the victim include express and implied threats of death and bodily injury, sexualized violence, and racial slurs.”
Singh has also been accused of accessing the woman’s online accounts and changing her passwords to lock her out.
He allegedly posted offensive images and messages on them.
The agent stated that Singh had: “Publicly posted the victim’s personal information online and encouraged others to harass her as well.”
Singh has also been accused of sending harassing messages to an ex-boyfriend of the woman because he saw him as a romantic rival.
Singh’s next court date is yet to be announced, if convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison.