Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 8, 2016
Jury finds Berkeley County man guilty of stalking ex-girlfriend
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal jury returned a guilty verdict today convicting John Glenn Bartley, 56, of Inwood, West Virginia, of multiple federal stalking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Evidence presented at trial indicated that Bartley harassed his former girlfriend by mailing indecent photographs of her to others. Specifically, after the victim ended the relationship with Bartley, Bartley mailed lewd photographs of the victim to her brother, to her ex-husband, and to prior and prospective employers of the victim.
Following a three day trial, a jury found Bartley guilty of three counts of “Stalking” and one count of “Interstate Violation of a Protective Order.” He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Stein and Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.
U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.