Former presidential campaign intern accused of cyberstalking appears in Detroit federal court
Adam Savader, of Great Neck, NY, appeared in federal court Tuesday to face charges for allegedly cyberstalking and extorting nude photos from 15 college-age women, including one from Ann Arbor, reports The Detroit News.
The 21-year-old Republican presidential campaign intern who worked for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in 2012 was charged in New York last month. According to The Detroit News, the case was transferred to a federal court in Detroit and since mid-April, Savader has been held without bond.
The hearing will be delayed to a later date because Savader’s lawyer was unable to attended his initial appearance.
Savader is charged with two federal crimes for harassing 15 women, one of whom is a college student in Michigan, from Sept. 30 through February using a Google Voice number.
A federal affidavit revealed a report by one of the 15 women stating that she received texts from a person claiming to be John Smith. The person told the women he had nude photos of her and if she didn’t send him more, he would send them to her parents. Savader was traced to the Google Voice number used to extort the victims.
According to The Detroit News, Savader obtained the nude photos by hacking online accounts.