Columbus man accused of Internet stalking

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A Columbus man accused of threatening an adult film star over the Internet appeared in court today.

Brian Blankenship, 25, was arrested by FBI agents on Friday. He’s facing charges of Internet stalking and making death threats toward an adult actress in California.

Agents say he used social media app “Periscope” to send repeated threats to the woman.

A judge approved Blankenship’s request for a public defender to represent him on the charges.

His next hearing is set for Friday.

 

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