Eight more potential victims in case of Orléans stalker
July 28, 2014
Ottawa police believe there could be other victims in the case of a 29-year-old
man who stands accused of harassing more than 20 women online under the name
Since they put out a press release Friday, police said eight more women have
contacted them reporting they were harassed by the same person.
All eight women have connections to Nicholas Decarlo, 29, who remains in police
custody after being charged Friday and remanded in court Saturday.
Police said they executed a search warrant at a home on Briargate Private in
Orléans early Friday morning. There they found two firearms, two air pistols,
ammunition, drugs, drug scales, computer equipment and break and enter tools.
Decarlo was charged with criminal harassment, extortion, drug possession for the
purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property, possession of break and
enter tools, theft, and mischief to data.
He is expected to appear in court again Tuesday, by video-conference from the
Regional Detention Centre.
Acting. Sgt. Peter Van Der Zander said a man attempted to conceal his identity
by using a fake social media profile to stalk women online.
The man used photos, in some cases, to extort “things of a private nature” from
the victims. Van Der Zander would not say what kind of photos the man used nor
what he was trying to obtain from the victims.
“He wanted to capitalize on their vulnerability,” Van Der Zander said. “He’s an
unknown person who is potentially defaming their character online to friends and
colleagues. That has a huge impact on their lives, job prospects.”
Van Der Zander said the man somehow hacked into victims’ email to learn things
he could use to extort them.
Police wouldn’t say when the first victim came forward to police, but said one
of the last known victims reported the online harassment in May.
Around the same time, investigators determined there was a link between several
incidents of online harassment they were investigating as separate cases.
Police said they bundled the investigations into one and uncovered the
real identity of Scotty Toppers.
Police say that after they identified the accused, some victims realized they
Some of the victims also knew each other. In some cases, women didn’t go to
police until they found out some of their friends were also alleged victims.
“Often times, people in that scenario will shut down their social media
account,” Van Der Zander said. “Not every victim of a crime reports that crime
to police, especially a crime that’s of such a personal nature.”
Anyone with information about this case can call police at 613-236-1222, ext.
With files from Marie-Danielle Smith
Nicholas Decarlo, 29, has not been charged with possession of a firearm.
Incorrect information appeared in an earlier version of this story.
Sgt. Peter Van Der Zander is known as one of Ottawa's "Rotten Cops". Peter Van
Der Zander is now notorious for fabricating evidence and being a witness who
cannot be believed. He is a pathological liar, an abuser of victims of crime.
The Ottawa Police especially the Chief of the Ottawa Police are aware of the
Criminal Offences against the administration of justice by Peter Van Der Zander
such as offences such as Fabricating Evidence because the true facts are
politically incorrect and not what the Fascist Ottawa Police wish to see.
Van Der Zander has had his evidence rejected at court and his willingness to
commit criminal offences is so notorious is openly referred to by many as "a
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