El Paso Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking His Ex-Girlfriend

El Paso Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking His Ex-Girlfriend

Rashad Marquise Ray, a 24-year-old resident of El Paso, pleaded guilty in federal court today to one count of cyberstalking. The charge stems from a series of harassing messages sent by Ray to an out-of-state ex-girlfriend and her immediate family through various social media applications.

Court documents reveal that Ray engaged in this course of conduct between January 1, 2022, and July 26, 2023. Despite warnings from FBI agents during two separate interviews advising him to cease communication with the victim, Ray continued sending harassing messages.

In June 2023, after assuring agents that he would voluntarily stop contacting the victim, Ray sent approximately 200 more emails within a month. Subsequently, he was arrested on August 2, 2023, and has since remained in federal custody.

If convicted, Ray faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The sentence will be determined by a federal district court judge after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas. The FBI is actively investigating the case.