Man Indicted For Harassing Women Realtors


A Newark man was indicted this week after he allegedly used someone else's identity to activate a cell phone and make sexually threatening calls to five female real estate agents.

John Daniels was indicted on identity fraud and telecommunications harassment, all fifth-degree felonies, according to Delaware County prosecutor Carol O'Brien.

Daniels, 45, allegedly made the threatening calls after he used another man's name to activate a cell phone he purchased from a Heath, Ohio, Walmart.

Five Westerville-area realtors shared a similar experience with Daniels. All claimed Daniels made contact with them and requested to see a house. Each conversation resulted in Daniels telling them that he was going to sexually assault them.

"He found his victims through the Internet," O'Brien said. "These women are scared and shaken by these calls.  It not only affected their way of living, but that of their family. It also changed the way they think of their profession in terms of their individual safety."

An arrest warrant was been issued for Daniels. He was convicted on similar charges in 1994 and 1998 in Franklin County Municipal Court.

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