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Man pleads guilty to cyberstalking in King County

A man already convicted of cyberstalking in Snohomish County in 2008 has pleaded guilty in King County to stalking and threatening at least one young woman he met on the Internet.

William Thomas Pritchard will be sentenced March 4 for his Friday guilty pleas to first-degree cyberstalking with sexual motivation and first-degree extortion with sexual motivation.

The Seattle Times says King County prosecutors plan to recommend a five-year sentence for the 23-year-old man.

According to court papers, the teenage King County victim told investigators that Pritchard met her through MySpace.com and demanded she send him nude photos, eventually threatening to kill her and her family if she didn't. He was also able to find her home address and phone number. Investigators say he called the girl 269 times in roughly three months.

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