Man burns down woman’s home after she rebuffed him on Facebook

Man burns down woman’s home after she rebuffed him on Facebook

A man indicted on arson and burglary charges allegedly set fire to a woman’s home after she rejected his advances on Facebook.

Frankfort police say the “disturbing” reason that James Graham, 37, broke into a 22-year-old single mother’s Franklin County home and set it on fire on Nov. 28 is because she “rebuffed” several uncomfortable comments he posted to her Facebook wall, WLEX-TV reports.

Investigators say Graham set Joanie Yount’s Hillview Drive home on fire in November, although she and her 3-year-old son were not home at the time. …

Yount says she and Graham were only acquaintances but he was demanding something more and pursuing her through social media.

“He was writing on all my pictures talking about how beautiful I am and let him take me out. I had actually told him to stay off of my Facebook, so he may have gotten offended over that,” says Yount, adding that she asked Graham to leave her alone after a series of posts that made her uncomfortable.

Frankfort Police Maj. Robert Warfel called the incident “disturbing.”

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