August 12, 2013
A 61-year-old former employee of the Library of Congress pled guilty Monday morning in the to charges involving stalking and identification fraud of his ex-girlfriend.
Kenneth Edward Kuban, 61, was indicted in April 2013 on a variety of stalking-related charges. He has pled guilty to one count of stalking in violation of a protective order, one count of identification fraud and one count of violating a protective order within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
“Mr. Kuban used his government computer and the internet to harass and intimidate the victim in this case,” United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said today. “While his actions caused the victim months of emotional trauma, they could have resulted in much more serious harm.
Today in court, Kuban admitted to posing online as his ex-girlfriend and using the website Craigslist to post advertisements and lure other people to her home for sexual encounters. He admitted to posting more than 165 advertisements on the website between January and March of 2013. Fifty-four of those advertisements were posted from Kuban’s personal computer while 111 were posted from his government-issued computer at the Library of Congress, his place of employment.
Between January and March 2013 more than 100 men appeared at or around the victim’s home seeking sexual encounters with her based upon the ads posted by Kuban. The threat to her safety became so great that local law enforcement felt it necessary to post deputies at her home to deter trespassing and harassment.
Kuban faces a maximum possible penalty of up to 15 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced in November.
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