NEW YORK — A New York City woman victimized in a high-profile cyberstalking case tells The Associated Press she feared her tormentor would kill her.

Francesca Rossi says she complained to police nearly two dozen times about an ex who was harassing her online by sending notes to her bosses that she had a sexually transmitted disease and making it appear she was trafficking in child pornography. It didn’t end until he was arrested last year after making threats against Jewish centers nationwide.

Rossi spoke to the AP in her first interview since the criminal case ended in December.

Juan Thompson pleaded guilty to making hoax threats and cyberstalking. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Experts say the case demonstrates law enforcement has a long way to go to investigate internet crimes.

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