Homeless Man Cyberstalked Realtor, Pinellas Deputies Say
He admitted targeting female Realtors, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A transient was arrested after a lengthy investigation into complaints that a woman Realtor had been sent explicit sexual images and messages, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Reginald Bernard Nelsonm 48, was charged with one count of felony cyberstalking a 73-year-old woman. Deputies said more charges are pending.
Nelson has been linked to about 21 cases that were reported to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Gulfport Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, and Treasure Island Police Department. The victims in these related cases were also real estate agents who were receiving similar text messages. Deputies said Nelson admitted that he intentionally would find local female realtors in local advertisement papers and contact them with inappropriate images and or texts.
Deputies said they began their investigation June 17 after receiving information that Nelson, who was unknown at the time, had sent text messages to the woman. When she replied to the initial message, she received a photograph of an explicit image followed by sexual messages. Nelson sent her multiple explicit messages.
Deputies arrested Nelson on Friday (Aug. 4) in a parking lot near Park Boulevard and 43rd Street N in Pinellas Park.
For information about the Pinellas sheriff, go to pcsoweb.com.
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