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September 27, 2012

Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, N.J. – As a result of a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), detectives from the New Jersey State Police Digital Technology Investigations Unit arrested a Hamilton Township man for sending threatening messages on Facebook.

In July of this year, NCMEC notified the New Jersey State Police that an individual using the name Jimmy Raketerra sent a threatening message to a juvenile from Browns Mills, N.J. On August 3rd, state police detectives were contacted by the Voorhees Township Police Department; Camden County for assistance with four separate juvenile victims receiving threats via Facebook.

A bulletin was sent to all New Jersey Law Enforcement agencies to ascertain if there were any other victims related to this complaint. Twenty-one police departments located additional victims that said they had been threatened by the same person. Detectives analyzing information identified Craig L. Wyatt Jr., 20, of Hamilton Township as a suspect. On Thursday, September 20th, detectives located and interviewed Wyatt at his residence. He admitted to using multiple Facebook accounts, email addresses, and phone numbers to communicate with his victims. He would tell the victims that they had a few weeks left to live, so they should spend their time wisely.

Wyatt Jr. was charged with multiple counts of terroristic threats, theft of services, and harassment. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail in default of $35,000 bail.

 

Criminal charges are also pending from these law enforcement agencies:

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
Bellmawr
Bordentown
Cherry Hill
Collingswood
Deptford
Denville
Eastampton
Egg Harbor
Evesham
Florham Park
Gloucester Twp
Hamilton Twp (Atlantic County)
Merchantville
Mount Holly
Pemberton
Southampton
Toms River
Voorhees
West Deptford
 

 

Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police at (609)-584-5051, ext. 5624

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

Craig L. Wyatt Jr., 20, of Hamilton Township
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