The mother of a San Francisco beauty queen has been sent to jail for 37 months after she was forced to quit her job and move after brutally harming her teenage boy with cyberstalking.
Ramajana Hidik Demirovich was found guilty Tuesday of cyberstalking and conspiracy to cyberstalk in connection with a plan to harass and intimidate victims, including teenagers who were romantically involved with the defendant’s co-conspirators. The verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hines and FBI Special Agent. Robert K. Tripp.
The defendant’s co-conspirator, named in court documents as her daughter Arya Demirovic, cyberstalked some of the victims along with her mother, usually under the guise of “protecting” Ayra. Arya is now an adult, but she was in high school at the time of the crime.
The misconduct escalated and became more sophisticated over time, according to court filings. She added direct harassing text messages and phone calls, but she did the same with the female friend Aria fell for.
An Instagram account that appears to belong to Arya shows that she is a teenage beauty pageant contestant who is an Outstanding Teen contestant for Miss San Francisco in 2017.
Demirovich, 47, who was in San Francisco at the time of her crime and is now in Brentwood, pleaded guilty on August 4, 2022.
According to her plea bargain, the mother has committed hundreds of malicious, deceptive and abusive crimes aimed at sabotaging the intended victim’s personal relationships, social reputation, academic life and job prospects. I acknowledge that I have sent a valid communication.
Overall, Demirovich pleaded guilty to seven counts of cyberstalking and eight counts of conspiracy to cyberstalk. She admitted in a plea bargain that between 2016 and her 2019, she conspired with her co-conspirators to inflict considerable emotional distress on the victim.
The primary targets of this scheme were people with whom daughters had fallen out after relationships and friendships ended. In each case, after the relationship ended, Demirovich took part in a campaign to punish the victims.
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Demirovich’s first victim was a 14-year-old high school student who dated Demirovich’s co-conspirators for just a few days in February 2016. he. Demirovich also used text messages to contact the victim’s mother, falsely accusing Demirovich’s co-conspirators of being violent.
The second victim was a close female friend of Demirovich’s daughter until the two teenagers fell out. In response, Demirovich began sending her hateful texts her messages and left her threatening voicemails her messages. Demirovich threatened to send fabricated incriminating evidence to the police and arrange for the victim to be reprimanded at her school.
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A third victim became Demirovich’s target after briefly “dating” her daughter in 2016. Demirovich sent this victim a vicious text of his message and threatened to seek a restraining order that would affect his college application. She made false reports to her employer, accusing the victim of being physically abused, using drugs, and having an alcohol problem, and forced the victim to quit his job. She contacted the victim’s school administrator and repeated these false allegations. Demirovich also used her Instagram impersonator account that used the victim’s name and an image of him.
One victim’s parents were so overwhelmed that they had to give up a job they loved and move the family out of their longtime home in California, according to court filings.
fake social media impersonation
Demirovich admitted in her plea bargain that her tactics escalated throughout 2016 and the rest of 2017. By May 2018, Demirovich and her co-conspirators began her 17-month-long string of acts aimed at humiliating and destroying the social relationships of the fourth victim.
This time, Demirovich created and used social media accounts (impersonating or using pseudonyms) to systematically send out hundreds of communications and posts about victims.
Messages were sent to victims, family members, friends, school officials and strangers.
For example, Demirovich has created social media posts involving victims of drug addiction, emotional and psychological abuse, online bullying and anonymous messages, among others. was suggesting that
Demirovich also filed a victim complaint with Title IX officials at his university, falsely claiming he had “harassed and stalked” the girls. Demirovich’s harassment continued even after a judicial officer issued a temporary injunction directing Demirovich to refrain from harassing victims and their families.
Judgment was handed down by Hon. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria after defendant pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges.
On March 10, 2022, a federal grand jury will indict Demirovic with seven counts of cyberstalking in violation of 18 USC § 2261A(2) and one count of conspiracy to cyberstalk in violation of 18 USC § 371, which issued an indictment in lieu of Pursuant to her plea bargain, Demirovich pleaded guilty to all charges.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Chhabria ordered Demirovich to serve three years of supervised release beginning after her prison term. He ordered the surrender of the defendant on March 10, 2023, began her prison term, and scheduled a hearing on February 15, 2023 to determine the issue of return.
U.S. Assistant Attorneys Joseph Tartakovsky and Lauren Harding are prosecuting the case with the assistance of Lance Libatik. The indictment is the result of an investigation by the FBI.