Man convicted of cyberstalking ex-candidate’s wife with nude photo

A Nebraska man has been convicted of cyberstalking for trying to use nude photos of a legislative candidate's wife as blackmail to derail the campaign.

A federal jury convicted Dennis Sryniawski, of Bellevue, on Monday. 

Prosecutors say he sent threatening and sexually explicit emails to Jeff Parris when he was running for the Nebraska Legislature in 2018.

At the time, Diane Parris was serving as her husband's campaign manager. 

Authorities say that Diane Parris and Sryniawski were once in a relationship more than 20 years earlier. 

He will face up to five years in prison when he is sentenced.