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Westgate man arrested in e-mail hacking case

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WESTGATE (KWWL) -- Jonathan Steinbronn of Westgate was arrested Tuesday after a two-week long investigation.

University of Iowa Police contacted the Fayette County Sheriff's Office on June 15 claiming that Steinbronn had illegally accessed a student's e-mail account and used it to send explicit pictures to the student's parents.  The Fayette and Johnson County Sheriff's offices teamed up with U of I Police in an investigation that led to a search of Steinbronn's home. Investigators found computer evidence in Steinbronn's home that led to his arrest.

Steinbronn is charged with harassment, theft by unauthorized computer access and unauthorized computer access, which is a serious misdemeanor.  The 28-year-old is being held in the Fayette County Jail until his initial court appearance.

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