Long Island man pleads guilty to stalking Geneseo student

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The Long Island man accused of stalking a SUNY Geneseo student has pleaded guilty.

Thomas Traficante, age 23, was arrested late last year in the disturbing case.

Prosecutors said Traficante terrorized the victim in a multitude of way, ranging from threatening text messages to hacking into her social media accounts to posting her personal information on Backpage.com as prostitution ads.

On top of those accusations, Traficante admitted to using a BB gun to shoot out the victim’s car windows and her parent’s home windows.

And, in attempt to get her kicked out of school, Traficante admitted to sending 1.4 grams of cocaine to her college mailbox.

Along with a cyberstalking charge, Traficante also entered a guilty plea for distribution of a controlled substance on Thursday.

Traficante will be sentenced in June. Prosecutors have recommended up to 37 months behind bars for the case. He faced a max sentence of 25 years in prison.

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