Man Charged with Impersonating Female Minnesota Student Online
A man from the People’s Republic of China has been charged in connection with the cyberstalking of a female college student in America.
Acting United States Attorney Charles J. Kovats announced on Wednesday that a federal complaint has been filed against Ki Cheung Yau, a Chinese national living in Los Angeles.
Yau, who is 27 years old, is accused of impersonating, harassing, and cyberstalking a woman who is studying at a college in Minnesota.
According to court documents, Yau’s alleged stalking campaign began back in January 2020 and continued through until the present.
It is alleged that Yau used the victim’s name, photographs, and personally identifying information to create a slew of online accounts. Yau allegedly created these accounts on various websites, including social media sites, online dating platforms, and pornography websites.
As detailed in the complaint, Yau allegedly used these fraudulent accounts to pose as the victim online. It is alleged that while impersonating the victim, Yau communicated with others, seeking out sexual relationships and advertising invitations to engage in violent sexual acts.
According to a statement released Wednesday by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, several internet users were