Florida Man Who Made Harassing Phone Calls to Employees of Connecticut Company is Sentenced
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 18, 2012|
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Brent Q. Hansen, 50, of Seminole, Florida, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to three years of probation for making numerous harassing phone calls to a Connecticut company.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately March 2011 through June 2012, Hansen telephoned employees at a company in Hartford and left approximately 270 harassing voice-mail messages for them. In his messages, Hansen repeatedly states that the individuals are cursed, that God will damn their souls, and that he hopes God will kill them. During this time period, Hansen also repeatedly sent harassing e-mails to the employees.
In September 2011, FBI agents visited Hansen’s residence in Florida to discuss this matter with him, and Hansen was warned that any further harassment of the victim company and its employees could result in his criminal prosecution. However, Hansen’s criminal conduct continued and his messages became more aggressive and threatening in tone.
Hansen has been detained since his arrest on July 5, 2012. On August 31, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of making harassing telephone calls.
Special conditions of Hansen’s probation include that he receive mental health evaluation and treatment.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Neeraj Patel.