WILLMAR — A business owner in Iowa is facing two interstate stalking charges and a charge of cyber stalking in U.S. District Court in Northern Iowa for allegedly targeting a woman in Kandiyohi County.

Kandiyohi County has also filed 91 separate charges, ranging from misdemeanor harassment to felony stalking against the man, identified as Michael Shawn McGuire, 56, of Cresco, Iowa, for allegedly targeting the woman.

The charges allege that McGuire placed revenge porn on Facebook pages he created, and sent nude photographs of the victim to her friends, family and co-workers, as well as a number of businesses and organizations in Willmar, Benson, New London and Spicer. He also allegedly placed the photographs and lewd statements on signs in public places including cafes, a service station and the yards of churches in Kandiyohi and Renville counties. Along with photos of the victim, some of the materials placed on signs in public places included her name and contact information, according to the charges.

The federal indictment alleges that, on or about August 25, 2018, and May 25, 2019, McGuire traveled from Iowa to Minnesota with the intent to harass the victim and caused the victim to experience substantial emotional distress, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s office.

If convicted of the federal charges, McGuire could face 15 years in prison and $750,000 in fines, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Iowa.

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A federal trial was to begin this month, but the federal court has approved a request by the defendant’s attorney to delay the trial until June 29. The defendant also requested a continuance on the state charges filed in Kandiyohi County, and a February court hearing has been moved to July 29.

The victim and defendant had dated for a short time. In September 2018, the woman reported to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office that she was being harassed by the defendant on Facebook. An investigation by the sheriff’s office identified three Facebook pages under different names but created by McGuire. The pages contained lewd statements, a sexually explicit video and photographs of the victim.

Detective Sergeant Kent Bauman also interviewed witnesses who had received sexually explicit materials targeting the woman through fake Facebook accounts.

On Oct. 3, 2018, the victim reported spotting the defendant following her in Willmar in a vehicle. She took a photo of the car and its license plate and sent the image to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. The license plate was registered to the defendant, according to the complaint. The incident coincided with a court hearing for the defendant in Willmar.

In May 2019, Renville County Sheriff’s officers investigated a report of a sexually explicit sign targeting the woman in the yard of a Catholic Church. Another sign was found by a gas station in the county.

On May 25, 2019, Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s officers investigated reports of the same sexually explicit materials along a bike trail near County Road 9 and received in a mailbox of an individual. A subsequent investigation indicated the defendant’s cell phone had pinged on towers near the locations of the materials on the dates they were discovered.

The complaint alleges the harassment continued in June, August and September of 2019. It included Facebook postings on the woman’s place of employment, a mailing of sexually explicit material to the woman’s church and several different Willmar businesses. The harassment also included mailings received by the victim.

On September 10, 2019, officers executed a search warrant at McGuire’s business in Iowa and seized his cell phone, several computers, flash drives and backpack. The complaint alleges that authorities found digital images and printouts of the lewd statements that had been discovered in Kandiyohi County, as well as photos of the woman and images of the grandchildren of the victim’s ex-husband.

The defendant operates an insurance and tax business in Cresco, Iowa.