Ottawa man facing 181 charges in cyber bullying probe

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:31 AM ET

OTTAWA ─ A man who was harassed online for the past 12 years says he's relieved to hear an arrest has been made.

Friday was "definitely a good day. I'm happy, very happy. I'm jumping inside," said the man at the Elgin St. courthouse.

His family has been tormented sporadically since 2002 with the creation of false e-mail and social media accounts, he said, adding the accused was briefly a colleague.

He's one of 38 victims allegedly targeted by an Ottawa man now facing 181 charges for cyberbullying and harassment.

Robert Campbell, 42, was arrested Thursday for the alleged crimes involving victims in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Some of the allegations against him include claiming a woman had an abortion instead of a miscarriage to creating a social media profile suggesting a man was abused as a child to declaring another man had "bizarre sexual fetishes."

Most of the victims were adults who know Campbell in some capacity, said Ottawa police acting Insp. Carl Cartright.


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