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Man sentenced to prison for cyberstalking, posting sexual videos of ex-partner

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A 27-year-old Arizona man will serve three years in prison for cyberstalking an ex-girlfriend who previously lived in the state.

Micah Austin Goodale was sentenced Tuesday by Hawaiʻi's U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright. Goodale pleaded guilty to cyberstalking in July.

According to court documents, Goodale recorded sexually explicit and graphic videos of the victim while they were in a relationship. When it ended in 2019, he uploaded the content on her Facebook account while she was living in Hawaiʻi.

Goodale also posted explicit content featuring the victim on Twitter and on a website that hosts streaming adult content — publishing her name, phone number, address, and included comments inviting viewers to harass her.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Steven Merrill said while the sentencing cannot erase the harm caused to the victim, “it ensures he will remain behind bars for a very long time.”

He said the sentence “is a success in the fight against those who exploit the vulnerable.”

Casey Harlow is an HPR reporter and occasionally fills in as local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Contact him at or on Twitter (@CaseyHarlow).
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