“This case is exactly the kind of case the stalking law was meant for," Judge Cynthia Easterday said at the conclusion of a 80-minute hearing on Oct. 7.
The order makes permanent a temporary stalking order the victim herself had obtained against her stalker on Sept. 6. He also faces a criminal charge of Harassment for some of the same conduct that resulted in the stalking order.
The victim told the court that the defendant lived with her parents as a foster child while she was growing up. She said that her problems with him began in July, after he was released from jail, where he had been serving time on an unrelated offense. The victim had allowed him to stay with her, her husband and children but told him he would have to leave when he wouldn’t obey the house rules. Subsequently, the defendant repeatedly telephoned and came to the house, swearing at and threatening her and her family and, on one occasion spitting on her.