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St. John Fisher University attempted kidnapping suspect accused of stalking in Brighton

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The suspect arrested for an attempted kidnapping at Saint John Fisher University this week was charged with stalking Friday, after police said multiple people accused him of harassing them through social media.

Shalom Mathews, 19, was charged with two counts of third-degree stalking. Brighton police said victims reported he sent “unwanted, harassing, and sexually explicit messages” to their social media accounts.

Mathews, a first-year student at St. John Fisher University, was arrested Thursday morning after police said he attempted to kidnap a university staff member at knifepoint. The incident led to a lockdown of the SJFU campus Wednesday evening. He was charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted sex abuse in that case.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released Mathews’ mugshot Thursday morning, asking anyone who felt threatened or uneasy due to contact with him to call 911. Brighton police are also asking anyone with information about him to contact Sergeant Julio Montes at 784-5133.

JUST IN: 19-year-old Shalom Mathews has been arrested and charged with two counts of third degree stalking after an investigation by Brighton Police. @News_8

Officers said “multiple victims reported receiving unwanted, harassing, and sexually explicit messages through their… pic.twitter.com/eamD7SdYvC

— Gio Battaglia (@giobattaglia_) March 1, 2024

Mathews is scheduled to return to court for the stalking charges on March 11.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The suspect arrested for an attempted kidnapping at Saint John Fisher University this week was charged with stalking Friday, after police said multiple people accused him of harassing them through social media.

Shalom Mathews, 19, was charged with two counts of third-degree stalking. Brighton police said victims reported he sent “unwanted, harassing, and sexually explicit messages” to their social media accounts.

Mathews, a first-year student at St. John Fisher University, was arrested Thursday morning after police said he attempted to kidnap a university staff member at knifepoint. The incident led to a lockdown of the SJFU campus Wednesday evening. He was charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted sex abuse in that case.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released Mathews’ mugshot Thursday morning, asking anyone who felt threatened or uneasy due to contact with him to call 911. Brighton police are also asking anyone with information about him to contact Sergeant Julio Montes at 784-5133.

JUST IN: 19-year-old Shalom Mathews has been arrested and charged with two counts of third degree stalking after an investigation by Brighton Police. @News_8 Officers said “multiple victims reported receiving unwanted, harassing, and sexually explicit messages through their… pic.twitter.com/eamD7SdYvC— Gio Battaglia (@giobattaglia_) March 1, 2024

Mathews is scheduled to return to court for the stalking charges on March 11. Read More BrightonRochesterFirst  

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