Naperville man pleads guilty to cyber stalking attempt

By Northern Star Staff

A Naperville man was sentenced to 10 days in DeKalb County Jail after pleading guilty to charges of the attempted cyber-stalking of a female NIU student.

According to a Nov. 23 Naperville Sun article, Travis Edwards, 25, was originally charged with felony counts of cyber stalking and computer fraud, as well as computer tampering, a misdemeanor.

The story states NIU and Naperville police seized Edwards’ laptop, external hard drive and two adapters at his home in Feb. 2010. University police have said Edwards was upset over a recent breakup with the victim, which Edwards described as “messy”. According to the story, Edwards referred to himself as “Hacker X” while tampering accounts that belonged to the student.

The story states Edwards pleaded guilty Nov. 3. He was placed on two years of conditional discharge, which is a form of probation, in addition to his 10-day jail sentence.