A Youngstown man has been sentenced in federal court for cyberstalking.

Didier Saint Julien, 46, appeared in U.S. District Court on Tuesday and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, with credit for the ten months he has already served in the Mahoning County Jail.

Saint Julien pleaded guilty to the one count in U.S. District Court in December.

A federal indictment accused Saint Julien of stalking, harassing, and intimidating an unnamed victim starting in April 2018.

Prosecutors say that Saint Julien made comments on the victim's Facebook and Instagram page in 2018.

Saint Julien also attempted to contact the victim in person and took pictures of the victim's vehicle, according to authorities.

According to the indictment, Saint Julien attempted to contact the victim's relatives numerous times.

The victim in the case was able to obtain a protection order commanding Saint Julien to have no contact with the victim or the victim's family.

According to the FBI, Saint Julien texted the victim a day after the protection order was initiated.

Court documents say Saint Julien created social media accounts under a fake name and attempted to contact the victim in May 2019.