A 25-year-old Newark man was charged at the culmination of a three-month investigation with stalking two University of Delaware students and sending the women vulgar text messages, city authorities announced Friday.
According to Newark Police, one of the female victims began receiving derogatory messages in August 2019 from who police eventually identified as Kyle Stevens, and ultimately reported the harassment to police in October.
Police said they tracked the messages to a web-based anonymous messaging service, and determined the suspect was Stevens, a former acquaintance the victim knew from the university but not been in contact with for over four months.
At the time authorities identified Stevens as the suspect, they said he was already being investigated by University of Delaware Police for similar conduct involving the second victim. The victims had no known connection to each other.
Stevens was arrested without incident on December 11, 2019, at his Newark residence and charged with stalking and harassment by Newark Police and an additional count of stalking from the University of Delaware Police. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $5,000 secured bond.