I started talking to someone online and they began to threaten me so I blocked them and now they want to “expose” me to my friends and family online. They won’t stop calling me from fake text app numbers. They have private pictures and screenshots of things I would really rather not have everyone I care about see. This person lives in Kentucky and I do not know their last name. Can I still press charges against someone in another state for harassment without knowing their last name?
If you are a minor or the pictures are nudes crimes are being committed against you and you should call the police.
If this is not the case, you should begin your law suit and then get a subpoena to find the CO resident.
I always caution people not to enter the legal arena without speaking with an attorney first to avoid any unintended consequences.
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