Appeals court allows dismissal of charges against Mich. student who published Internet rape fantasy

MICHIGAN — A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of charges against a former University of Michigan student who had sent “erotic fiction” over the Internet about a fellow student. Abraham Jacob Alkhabaz, who uses the name Jake Baker, wrote stories that described the torture, mutilation and murder of a female classmate.

Baker was suspended from the University and arrested by FBI agents in February 1995 after posting the messages on the Internet Usenet group, “”

Baker also exchanged electronic mail with a friend in Canada in which the two discussed carrying out an attack like the one in his story. Prosecutors charged Baker with transporting threatening material across state lines.

reports, Spring 1997