HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A Hamilton Township man has been arrested for sending threatening messages to juveniles over social media.
In July 2012, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notified NJ State Police that a person going by Jimmy Raketerra had sent a threatening message to a juvenile from Browns Mills, NJ on Facebook.
On August 3, detectives were contacted by the Voorhees Township Police Department for assistance with four separate juvenile victims who had also received threatening Facebook messages.
A bulletin went out to all NJ Law Enforcement agencies to determine whether any other victims had been targeted, and 21 police departments located additional victims who had supposedly been threatened by the same person.
After an investigation, detectives were able to analyze information and identify 20-year-old Craig L. Wyatt, Jr. of Hamilton Township as a suspect.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, police interviewed Wyatt at his home, where he admitted to using multiple Facebook accounts, email addresses and phone numbers to communicate with his victims. He would allegedly tell the victims they had only a few weeks left to live, so they should spend their time wisely.
Wyatt Jr. has been 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 against Wyatt Jr. are also pending in these areas:
Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office