A former Lindenwood University student was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his role in the tampering and online publishing of confidential student information.
Addison Todd, 25, of St. Charles, was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of tampering with computer data and one misdemeanor count of tampering with a computer user, according to the office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar.
According to court documents, Todd was charged following a series of leaks of confidential student information at the university.
An anonymous source began releasing information in March 2012 through Twitter and an internet-based file sharing site, police said.
According to authorities, included in the releases were the suspension list, student phone numbers, social security numbers, email addresses and grade-point averages of 180 Lindenwood students.
In addition to his sentence, Todd must pay restitution of $5,000 to the university and $1,575 to St. Charles County’s cybercrime investigative unit. Additionally, Todd must write a public letter of apology to Lindenwood University, which will be published in the school newspaper, and is no longer allowed on the premises of any Lindenwood campus.
Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar added, “This is the new information age in which we live, and this conduct will not be tolerated.”