A San Bernardino city councilman is accused of stalking two Riverside County men and posting sex-related Internet advertisements divulging personal information about them, according to the District Attorney in Riverside.
Robert David Jenkins, 33, of San Bernardino, was charged Thursday Oct. 17 in Riverside with 18 felonies and 12 misdemeanors, D.A.'s spokesman John Hall said in a statement.
According to a six-page complaint released by the D.A. on Thursday, Jenkins is accused of "wilfully, unlawfully, maliciously, and repeatedly" following and harassing two victims identified as David D. and Scott H.
Jenkins could not be reached to comment for this report.
"Based on evidence found during an investigation by the DA's Bureau of Investigation, it is alleged that Jenkins placed several 'personal advertisements' on the Craigslist website seeking sex partners and those who answered the ads were directed to two victims in this case," Hall said.
The ads included identifying information about the victims, including names, photographs and addresses, Hall said.
"One of the victims is someone Jenkins knows and the second is a person with whom the first victim had a relationship," Hall said. "Both of those victims reside in Riverside County."
The D.A.'s investigation revealed Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with the Craigslist ads connected back to Jenkins in locations including a home of relatives and Jenkins' place of employment, Hall said.
"Jenkins is also accused of creating a false San Bernardino Police Department internal memorandum, using the names of two Police Department employees - a sergeant and a lieutenant - as well as the City and Police Department seals," Hall said.
Jenkins allegedly created and distributed the falsified memorandum to make it appear that he, too, was a victim of harassment on the Internet, Hall said.
Jenkins, who represents Ward 2 in the City of San Bernardino, is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in Riverside Superior Court.