A U of T arts student has been charged with threatening women with "Paul Bernardo-style" treatment through a student computer e-mail service.
Ottawa Det. Keith Daniels sought help from Metro Police after tracing messages received by 50 students at Carleton University to a free student e-mail service in Toronto. Three victims are from the U of T.
Ashford said the messages were traced to terminals in the U of T library via e-mail systems as far away as California.
Police said the messages included the same words: "U shall get it, Paul Bernardo style!!!! Watch u'r back when u go out!!!! hehehehe!", followed by curses and swear words that degrade women.
T- F-, 21, of Etobicoke, is charged with issuing death threats, extortion, and mischief.