#CyberFLASH: Ottawa man faces 181 cyberbullying charges


“It’s a huge webcyberbullying,” Acting Insp. Carl Cartright of Ottawa Police said in an interview Friday morning.

“This is an extremely important and large case,” said Cartright, who has probed cyber crime for 10 years.

The man was hit Thursday with 27 counts of criminal harassment, 85 charges of defamation libel and 69 more of identity fraud after an eight-month probe called “Project Winter.”

The victims were all adults and started with one central target and branched out into an international web, Cartright said.

He said the attacks were targeted and there was no romantic angle.

“In this case, the victims did absolutely nothing wong,” Cartright said.

“Imagine you’re a small-business owner or any business owner and somebody posts information to your clients that is false,” he said.

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