Agents of the National Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman in Barcelona as the alleged perpetrator of crimes of death threats and harassment through the Internet. For about eight months, the arrested woman published thousands of messages in which she expressed her “admiration/disappointment” and her “love/hate” for Candela Peña, even threatening her with death.
The situation became even more distressing when the threatening messages were extended to his 10-year-old son, publishing a photo of the minor with the message “I swear I’ll kill him“.
The investigation began after a complaint filed by a woman claiming to be the victim of incessant harassment and serious death threats, both against her and her 10-year-old son, through social networks.
The complainant, the well-known actress Candela Peña (according to Europa Press) provided more than 40 pages with screenshots of hundreds of targeted publications and messages received on her account of a social network in which she is a user.
In them, the alleged author harassed the victim with messages that caused her anguish and concern, not only because of their content but because of the fear of suffering some kind of personal harm.
The relentless escalation of harassment reached the extreme of receiving a photo of her 10-year-old son with the message “I swear I’ll kill him“.
All the messages came from false profiles created with the sole intention of harassing and threatening the victim, with the agents accounting for more than twenty accounts created on the social network.
After an exhaustive investigation, and with the mandatory orders of the Judicial Authority, the agents obtained profile data such as its content and associated technical data.
After its analysis, it was possible to identify the user and presumed author of the facts investigated, being a 22-year-old girl living in the province of Barcelona.
After her arrest at her home, the agents have verified that the detainee monitored and controlled the victim’s movements and knew where she was and what she was doing at all times.