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Auburn native indicted in federal stalking case: 7 interstate charges could result in 10+ years in prison if found guilty

Authorities say an Auburn native has been indicted in a federal stalking case.

Kiernan Major has pleaded guilty to all of the charges he faces including two counts of making threats via interstate communication and five counts of stalking.

Major was indicted in federal court in California on August 23 after allegedly coercing two women into spending tens-of-thousands of dollars out of their bank accounts and credit cards.

He then allegedly threatened to kill them and their family members.

Major will remain in federal custody through the trial due to the “nature and circumstances of the offenses charged, including whether the offense is a crime of violence, a federal crime of terrorism, or involves a minor victim or a controlled substance, firearm, explosive or destructive device.”

They went on to note the extent of the evidence against the defendant.

Major was taken into custody in Iowa over the summer. The FBI led the investigation and now a trial date has been set for October 18 in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California.