Alexis Moore

Cyber stalking convictions rare

By on August 23, 2017

Cyberstalking convictions are rare

There is no wonder why cyber stalking victims often feel the only way “out” of their situation is suicide. Convictions continue to be rare not just here in the United States but throughout the world. This is in part because of the difficulty in prosecuting these cases it can often take investigators thousands of hours to garner enough evidence to pursue a conviction. Worse yet, even then there is no guarantee there will be a conviction.

Lack of Cyberstalking Victim Resources

Worse yet there continues to be a lack of victim resources in the United States and abroad. The US has a government funded nonprofit called the National Stalking Resource Center but they are a not a direct service provider.  That is why for the past 13 years I have been advocating for government funding to be allocated only to agencies that will provide direct support to victims. Without such, this trend will continue and victims will be left behind. This is why I have written my latest book Surviving a Cyberstalker: How to Prevent and Survive Cyberabuse and stalking.

Earliest Victim of Cyber stalking

I was one of the earliest victims of cyberstalking and refused to be labeled victim as I didn’t want to live my life living or working in fear. I made a promise 13 years ago that if I survived I would become an attorney and advocate to help others like me who experience cyberabuse including cyber stalking and ensure that victim resources were reformed so that victims have the help that they need to become survivors.

I was fortunate as I was able to get public officials to take notice and to enact legislation not just here but around the world pertaining to cyber stalking citing my definition and I kept my promise by becoming an attorney and passed the California state bar my 1st try. My story has a happy ending, but sadly for millions experiencing cyberabuse and stalking around the world, this is not the case.

That is why I continue to speak out and share my experiences and help others who are experiencing any form of cyberabuse including cyber stalking, cyberbullying, nonconsensual pornography and stalking around the world as no victim should be left behind.