Clinton County Authorities Start Investigation Into Harassment By Electronic Device

(CARLYLE, IL) — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a case of harassment by electronic device. According to reports, a subject identifying themselves on Facebook as Ben Ripperda has been contacting females who post items on sale sites and he attempts to solicit sexual favors. The Sheriff’s office believes the actual account has been hacked and that it is someone other than Ben Ripperda posting these messages. Law enforcement is asking that people stop sharing the posts, as the case remains under investigation. If you have any information to share regarding this case, you’re urged to contact the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 618-594-4555.