A former Library of Congress employee, 61-year-old Kenneth Edward Kuban, pleaded guilty to stalking, identification fraud and violating a protective order for posting 164 fake sex ads on Craigslist. He posted 111 from the Library’s Packard Campus and another 54 from his home computer. The posts falsely promised sex to men who went to the home of his ex-girlfriend, known as “L.M.” in the legal documents.
He was indicted in April after his ex-girlfriend complained that his actions “caused L.M. fear and distress, and resulted in the local sheriff’s department being called to her residence frequently, often several times a day, to chase away the men who have been enticed by these personal ads to travel, even across state lines, to visit L.M.”
She had installed a gate and security camera at her property to deter visitors, but Kuban had directed the men to ignore any security measures they encountered. Court documents indicate that she finally contacted the Library of Congress, which had agents respond to an ad from a Craigslist account that was later traced back to Kuban.
His sentencing hearing will be on November 15th. He faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.
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