A stalker who compiled a ‘rape list’ with the names of nearly 200 potential victims has been sentenced to prison.
A stalker who paid over £500 to genealogical websites to gather personal information on 191 women on a ‘rape list’ has been sentenced to 32 months in prison.
Vishaal Vijapura Wiki, Age, Biography
Vishaal Vijapura used 28 different usernames on social networking sites to stalk his victims anonymously, and he even paid for address and ancestry tracking websites to learn more about them. Among their computer files, police discovered eight Excel spreadsheets with 191 names, residences, gender, birth dates, contact information, family names, and Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram usernames. When one of his victims blocked him from one of his accounts, he would create a new one and use it to send them messages anonymously.
Vijapura, 28, grew fascinated with women between June 2020 and January 2021, when he was detained, amid the Covid lockdowns. Vijapura, who is autistic and suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and ADHD, obtained a degree with a first-class math degree but was unable to find work after leaving school, according to the court. He was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday after admitting guilt to seven counts of stalking with fear of violence at a previous hearing.
About the victims:
Vijapura tried to defend why he would sooner rape someone than have consensual $ex in his online remarks. Typed essays depicting $exual abuse and rape fantasies addressed to certain victims were discovered in Vijapura’s phone notes. He warned one woman in a message and said he would rape her at her residence and record the crime to make it go viral. She informed another victim that she would be “totally unconscious” as a result of her assault. After sending a terrible graphic message to a third victim, she sent laughing emojis. Vijapura paid at least £500 to utilise research sites such as ancestry.co.uk and 192.com to learn about the victims’ lives and scare them, according to authorities.
As he pursued his victims, Vijapura exploited the tremendous quantity of information he gathered to frighten them by regurgitating details about themselves. According to authorities, he even made an Instagram thread titled “why rape is better than $ex: a thread.” According to investigators, 150 of the 191 identities were actual people who could be tracked down.
Vijapura, from Croydon in south London, was apprehended after many victims filed police reports, and officers were able to trace him down using his IP address. ‘Vishaal Vijapura carried out a horrific, truly terrifying, and nasty campaign of harassment against a number of victims,’ Helen Shaw, Crown District Attorney for CPS London South, said following the sentencing hearing.