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Date: 02-13-2021

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United States of America v. Bretton Howard Osborn

Case Number: 2:19-cr-00149-SPC-NPM

Judge: Sheri Polster Chappell

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Lee County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office

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Description: Fort Myers, Florida cyber stalking defendant charged with cyberstalking.

Bretton Howard Osborne (29, Punta Gorda) was charged with cyberstalking stalking and conspiracy to commit stalking.

Osborne’s co-defendant, Ian Douglas McGuire (30, Port Charlotte), was previously sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for the same offenses. Osborne and McGuire have also been ordered to pay victim restitution.

Osborne and McGuire had previously pleaded guilty.

According to court documents, between March 8, 2019, and June 27, 2019, McGuire and Osborne conspired together to stalk and harass victim “A.G.W.” Together they committed multiple acts of stalking using the U.S. Mail and the internet with the intent to injure, harass, and intimidate the victim, causing the victim to fear serious bodily injury. They also caused substantial emotional distress to the victim. Among other things, McGuire and Osborne posted videos of the victim on McGuire’s YouTube channel and pinned to those videos personal information of the victim. They also mailed items, including fecal matter and a dead kitten to the victim and ordered services, food, and materials to be delivered to her home that she did not authorize.


This case was investigated by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, the Punta Gorda Police Department, the North Port Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Chief Assistant United States Attorney Jesus M. Casas.

Outcome: Osborne:

Imprisonment: 44-MONTHS, such term consists of 44-months as to Count 1 and 44-months as to Count 2, such terms to run concurrently; Supervised Release: 36-MONTHS, such term consists of 36-months as to Count 1 and 36-months as to Count 2, such terms to run concurrently; Community Service: 300 HOURS; Special Assessments: $200; Restitution: $18,047 (Joint & Several w/ co-defendant); remand to custody of United States Marshal.


Imprisonment: 60-MONTHS, such term consists of 60-MONTHS as to Count 1 and 60-MONTHS as to Count 2, all such terms to run concurrently to each other, and consecutive to the term defendant is currently serving (Charlotte County Florida Case No. 19MM1001); Supervised Release: 36-MONTHS, such term consists of 36-MONTHS as to Count 1 and 36-MONTHS as to Count 2, to run concurrently; Restitution: $18,047.00 (Joint and Several w/ co-defendant); Special Assessment: $200. Remand to the custody of the US Marshal.

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