Alpharetta Man Enters Plea in International Cyberstalking Case

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An Alpharetta man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in an international cyberstalking case.

Former U.S. State Department employee Michael Ford is accused of hacking into other networks to steal naked pictures of college students.

Authorities said he then used those photos to blackmail the women.

Investigators said he did this using his government issued computer while working at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Ford was arrested at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in May.

He was charged with nine counts of cyberstalking, seven counts of hacking, and one count of wire fraud.