Berlin Township serial stalker found guilty; faces sentencing in July
A Berlin Township man charged in a 50-plus count serial stalking indictment pleaded no contest to count 3, menacing by stalking, a fourth-degree felony, and to count 36, another menacing by stalking charge.
Jamie Longnecker, 47, was found guilty by Judge Anthony D'Apolito's in his Mahoning County Common Pleas Courtroom Monday.
According to the indictment, the alleged crimes were directed toward members of a Berlin Township family between September 4 and September 9 of 2022.
Sentencing will take place on July 26 at 2 pm in Judge D'Apolito's courtroom.
Police reports from Goshen Township dated as early as 2010 reveal that numerous victims have reported receiving unwanted mail from Longnecker, with some containing sexually explicit images according to police.
Longnecker and his mother were charged with more than 50 counts each in connection to stalking crimes throughout Mahoning County.
Investigators characterized the investigation as a "serial stalking" case involving 30 alleged victims, a charity, and police officers assisting in the investigation.
The 103-count indictment alleged that Longnecker sent pornographic images to the targeted individuals through the mail.
Mahoning County Sheriff Detective Patrick Mondora said at the time of the 2021 indictment that he had been dealing with Longnecker for a decade and believes he is obsessed with women.
One of those victims was allegedly the family of a young girl who worked with Jamie Longnecker, according to the indictment, which further alleged that Longnecker became obsessed with the young girl when she didn't befriend him.
Mondora said Longnecker used the internet to find the addresses of the victim's family members. Longnecker’s mother was accused of supplying him with computer equipment
Jamie Longnecker was also accused of tracking his neighbor's schedule and taking photos of her.
Jamie Longnecker has a criminal history of stalking, menacing, and violating various protection orders dating back to 2000.
He served a three-year prison sentence for the same activity in 2011.