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Jasper man sentenced for 2017 preschool bomb threat

man sentenced Vihn Bao Chau

Pickens Sheriff Book in photo of Vinh Bao Chau.


Press Release from

U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office


GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Vinh Bao Chau, 23, of Jasper, has been sentenced for communicating a bomb threat to a church preschool, cyberstalking of a woman who refused to date him, and interstate communication of a threat.

  Chau was arrested in March of 2017 at his home on Matthews Road in Jasper after calling a bomb threat to the preschool of the Jasper First Baptist.

The Progress reported at that time that when law enforcement identified Chau for the preschool threat, they found the  2015 Pickens High School graduate already had a warrant for terroristic threats in Gordon County.

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