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Former school bus driver pleads guilty to cyberstalking and threatening 8-year-old who used to ride his route

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A New Hampshire man who was accused of stalking and threatening an 8-year-old boy and placing trackers on the cars of his parents pleaded guilty on Thursday.

40-year-old Michael Chick admitted to cyberstalking the boy as part of a plea deal in a court in Concord. The family of the boy agreed to the plea deal in order to avoid putting him through a trial.

Chick had been a driver on a school bus for the Greenland Central School when he began to stalk the boy.

Investigators said that Chick began his campaign by giving the boy candy and gifts and then asked to show up at his baseball games. He then secretly gave the boy a cellphone and began making demands of him on a daily basis.

He threatened that a secret organization would kill the boy's family and kidnap the boy if he didn't comply with his demands.

The parents said that they found threatening notes at their home that they believed were left there by Chick.

The parents of the boy complained to the school, and Chick was moved to a different route but continued his harassment campaign.

Although he was warned to stay away from the boy, the parents found two cellphones in a Pokémon lunchbox that Chick had given to their son.

Chick was arrested in August after police served a search warrant at his home.

He admitted that he placed tracking devices on the cars of the child's parents and had recorded them in public places like amusement parks, stores, and sports games.

Chick is scheduled in court for sentencing in September, and he's expected to receive a prison sentence of six years.

Here's more about the harrowing incident:

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