A 17-year-old Coquitlam boy should spend 16 months in jail for terrorizing families and wasting police time in multiple American states.
The teen, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to 23 charges, including extortion, public mischief and criminal harassment.
He would target other young people online, and when they wouldn’t acknowledge friend and follow requests, he would harass them and their families.
He called Florida police, threatening to shoot up one target’s high school. He police in called Tucson, Arizona, and reported two murders at a home.
Crown lawyers are asking for a sentence of 16 months’ secure custody, minus time served, as well as eight months of community supervision.
A report by a psychologist says the teen was amused by his actions, and took sadistic delight in causing harm.
Defence has not yet revealed what it feels is an appropriate sentence.