Man Who Harassed OkCupid by Post to Plead Guilty

Liam MacLeod, the man who was arrested in February for sending threatening messages to the OkCupid CEO, will plead guilty to charges of mailing threatening communications and conveying false information.

The 47-year-old is set to go before the US District Court on 20th June where he will receive his final sentencing, which could be as much as 15 years.

The harassment began in September 2017 after MacLeod was removed from the online dating platform for repeatedly violating the terms of service.

He reacted badly and proceeded to send nine letters to OkCupid’s Dallas office, addressed to Ariel Charytan. The mail never reached Charytan because he was mainly based at the New York headquarters.

One of the packages included a white powder, which MacLeod said was anthrax. He also sent a piece of paper stained with a red-brown fluid, which he claimed was blood infected with the HIV/AIDS virus.

These attacks prompted a Hazmat team to be called out, but none of the substances were found to be dangerous.

MacLeod also threatened the CEO with attacks on his personal vehicles, and said that his father used to be a member of the motorcycle gang Hells Angels.

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