Lafayette

Jul 8, 2013 4:33 PM by Ian Auzenne

UPDATED: Trial for alleged BIA webmaster moved to September

The trial for the man allegedly behind the Busted in Acadiana website has been pushed back to September.

A district court judge granted Christopher Hebert this morning a continuance of his trial until September 3. Hebert's trial on stalking and cyberstalking charges was scheduled to begin this morning.

The 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office added an additional count of cyberstalking to Hebert's charges on June 10. Ten days later, prosecutors filed a motion seeking to revoke Hebert's bond. They alleged that Hebert continued to "harass and/or stalk" the victim and say Hebert should be held in "constructive contempt of court."

According to Assistant District Attorney Roger Hamilton, Hebert was not present in court today because he is in the hospital. Hamilton says Hebert has ten days to appear in court to be served with the continuance.

Hamilton says a bench warrant would be issued if Hebert does not appear in court in that ten-day span

Hebert was arrested in 2011 on accusations he threatened a woman via the internet and over the phone. One year later, Hebert filed a civil lawsuit against the woman and the Lafayette Police Department, claiming the alleged victim conspired with police to have him arrested.

 

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