St. Louis man pleads guilty after federal cyberstalking investigation

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Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 3:44 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A St. Louis man has plead guilty after a federal investigation on counts of him stalking and harassing several women.

Robert Merkle, 53, has plead guilty on three charges of cyberstalking and two counts of transmitting a threat.

The original indictment claims that Merkle began harassing and threatening five women online with threats of rape in 2021.

Merkle also has a case ongoing in St. Louis County, which includes an overlapping victim from the federal case.