Nebraska County District Attorney Charged With Cyberbullying
A former lawyer in Dodge County, Nebraska, has been indicted by a federal grand jury with two charges of cyberstalking.
According to a September 24 indictment, Oliver J. Glass, 46, stalked and harassed his ex-wife and new romantic partner for nine months in 2020.
Oliver and Katie Glass tied the knot on March 28, 2009. She filed for separation in November 2018, followed by divorce in January 2020, about a month after starting a new romantic relationship.
Oliver found out in March 2020 that his ex-wife was seeing someone new. From March 6 to December 22, 2020, Oliver allegedly “used interstate commerce facilities to engage in conduct intended to harass and intimidate and place under surveillance with the intent to harass and intimidate Victims 1 and 2”.
The indictment says Oliver, along with two other employees of the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office, searched an online law enforcement database for data on Katie’s new partner. Using their official credentials, the trio accessed the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) approximately 16 times to collect information about the man, including registration data from his vehicle “and other personal information”.
Oliver is accused of using this information to monitor the apartment of his ex-wife’s partner. He allegedly drove slowly past the residence on a regular basis and asked another employee of the Dodge County District Attorney’s office and members of the local law enforcement to do the same.
It is alleged that Oliver sent threatening and abusive messages to his wife’s partner via Facebook and iMessage in which he referred to the victim’s car and home address.
Several law enforcement officers, after hearing comments or receiving texts from Oliver, said they believed the lawyer could harm his ex-wife and partner. Oliver reportedly told a state soldier, “I’m so crazy right now that I could kill them both.”
Oliver is further accused of asking agents from the Sheriff’s Office and the Fremont Police Department to try and arrest his ex-wife and partner for drunk driving.
Katie’s partner was confined to a hospital, where he reportedly spent six days receiving psychiatric treatment, due to Oliver’s allegations of harassment and abuse.