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Canadian ex-husband creates revenge website dedicated to destroying his Arizona ex-wife's life
A bitter ex-husband's cyber-revenge has turned into a real life nightmare for an Arizona woman, after he created a website devoted to ruining her life.
Desiree Capuano first found in March 2014, when a co-worker approached her and told her she probably shouldn't advertise that she was a stripper and drug addict on her website.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 18, 2016

Former upstate N.Y. legislator stalked woman who is 50 years younger than him because she owed him $45,000
A former county legislator in upstate New York has pleaded guilty to coercion after allegedly stalking a woman 50 years his junior.
While he was still a member of the Oneida County Legislature, Frank Tallarino was arrested and charged with multiple counts of stalking and coercion, according to WSTM-TV.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 23, 2016

Serial Tennessee stalker harasses women days after prison release: 'He may already be up to his old antics again'
Eastern Tennessee's serial stalker is back on the prowl and "up to his old antics" — just days after he was released from prison, police said.
Kingsport Police are investigating two new complaints against Albert Toronjo, the 65-year-old who harassed as many as 100 women before he pleaded guilty in 2014.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 26, 2016

California man mails porn materials to underage star of 'Dance Moms'
A heavily-tattooed creep sent troves of sexually explicit material to a child star of the Lifetime reality show "Dance Moms" in packages that were blasted open by bomb squads, police said.
Phoenix Sundown, 36, was arrested in San Diego, Calif., Tuesday after shipping five packages to the Pennsylvania PO Box of one of 11-year-old JoJo Siwa, TMZ reported.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 3, 2015

Man arrested in child abduction probe had soundproof basement filled with children's toys
Police in Norway arrested a man in a child abduction investigation after discovering he built a soundproof room in his basement.
The room, filled with toys and a bed, was discovered after police became suspicious of the 40-year-old man.
The lockable downstairs den built at his home is decked out with a teddy bear and kids' books, and the bed has a Super Mario bed cover, officers said.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2015

Convicted Ohio cop sought 'traffic stop sex' on Craigslist, stalked woman on Facebook
Sex games on patrol made one ex-cop the scourge of Ohio highways.
Before he was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for sexually exploiting women during traffic stops, disgraced Ohio State trooper Bryan D. Lee turned to Craigslist to get his cop fantasy fix, according to newly released documents.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 19, 2015

Crazed ex-boyfriend who abducted Queens woman at knifepoint arrested after stabbing himself
With her enraged, blade-wielding ex-boyfriend threatening to slash anyone who got in his way, an 18-year-old woman was abducted during a frantic scene on a Queens street Saturday morning, police and witnesses said.
The young woman was finally let go by her ex, Jonathan Coronel, after nine hours, when he dropped her five blocks from her Elmhurst home early Saturday night, near where he had seized her .
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 16, 2015

Police officer fired after being arrested for stalking and harassment
John Fogarty, 33, from Greece, New York, was charged with stalking in the fourth degree and harassment in the second degree following a criminal investigation.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 15, 2015

'Obsessed' Fla. man stalks teen, threatens to rape her after she sends nude photos in exchange for shopping money
A 32-year-old Florida man has been arrested for stalking a 17-year-old girl and threatening to hurt her and her family after she tried to break off an Instagram relationship in which she traded nude photos of herself for money to go shopping, police said.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 12, 2015

Stalking Victimization in the United States
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report: National Crime Victimization Survey

Florida doctor busted taking upskirt cellphone videos at supermarket, admits to cops: 'He had a problem'
A doctor with a criminal past was busted for taking video up the skirts of unsuspecting patrons at a Florida supermarket.
The store manager caught the spying creep in the act Thursday after a female customer alerted employees at the Publix Grocery Store in Groveland, just west of Orlando.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 18, 2015

Family members cyberstalking led to 2013 double murder-suicide at Delaware courthouse, jury finds in unprecedented case
Family members of a man who murdered his ex daughter-in-law and her friend before shooting himself at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 have been found guilty of cyberstalking that eventually led to the double murder-suicide, a jury found Friday.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 10, 2015

Dutch man who traveled 4,000 miles to stalk Wisconsin teen girl will be deported
A deranged Dutch man will be deported back to the Netherlands after trekking more than 4,000 miles to declare his "love" for a high school girl in a small Wisconsin city.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 04, 2015

Maryland man used selfie stick to film female neighbor: cops
BETHESDA, Md. — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him.
According to police, 60-year-old Donald F. Beard attached a camera to a long metal pole and used the device to record videos through a window for more than a year.

Man accused of stalking female employee says he did not mean to imply she was a prostitute
A Wall Street weirdo accused of cyber–tormenting an employee he sexually harassed said Friday he didn't mean to imply she was a prostitute by calling her a street walker who was dating a pimp.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 20, 2015

Former Jets Player Gets Probation in 'Revenge Porn' Case
Jermaine Cunningham, an NFL free agent, pleaded guilty last month to charges including invasion of privacy and admitted to posting revealing photos of a woman online without her consent. Prosecutors said the woman was Cunningham's estranged girlfriend.

Ashanti's stalker won't stop harassing singer: prosecutors
"The prosecutor said Hurd—who ineffectively acted as his own lawyer—was motivated by the chance to cross–examine the star.
'He was positively gleeful to be able to sit no more than 10 feet from Ashanti, take his time questioning her ... knowing this was going to be the only way he was going to be able to talk to her and be in contact with her,' Ehrhardt said in Manhattan Supreme Court."
Daily News, December 17, 2014.

Brooklyn man pleads guilty to stalking CBS journalist, will undergo psychiatric help
"Richard Pagani, 30, reached a plea deal that will require him to undergo three months of treatment rather than be sent to jail for stalking CBS newscaster Diane Macedo. He pleaded guilty to third–degree stalking, a misdemeanor."
Daily News, September 23, 2014.

Criminal Harassment: A Handbook For Police And Crown Prosecutors
Prepared by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Criminal Harassment for the Department of Justice Canada, last updated 2014. Information available in English and French.

Stasi: Stalker only being thrown in jail because Alec Baldwin is a celebrity
Daily News, November 15, 2013

Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.
"Stalking is a crime under the laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and the federal government. Almost all states classify stalking as a felony upon either the first or second case, or when it involves aggravating factors such as the possession of a deadly weapon, a violation of a court order, or a victim under the age of 16." Community Oriented Policing Solutions (COPS), January, 2012.

Brooklyn domestic abuse victim dead in apparent murder–suicide after taking boyfriend back
Daily News, March 18, 2010

Veteran NYPD cop busted in Albany for stalking 11–year–old girl on way to school
Daily News, June 24, 2010

Accused multi–state serial stalker Andre Davis jailed
Daily News, January 23, 2009

Felon stalked woman on Web before stabbing her in public, cops say; dying victim whispered his name
New York Daily News, May 15, 2009

Girl's stalker gets 10'year prison term
New York Daily News, August 27, 2009

Cyberstalking Laws
List of current and pending cyberstalking-related United States federal and state laws, related laws from other countries.

Cyberstalker Gets 5 Years' Probation
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 30, 2004

Killer Had Stalked Doctor For Years
The Tennessean, November 3, 2004

The Consultation Paper on Stalking
Report from the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, Privacy Sub-Committee, examining existing Hong Kong laws affecting privacy and making recommendations and proposals to provide protection against stalking. [DOC]

Cops Didn't Think Arlia a Threat
The Associated Press, March 15, 2002

Impostor Targets Female Athletes
San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2002

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 28, 2002

Ex–Coach Gets Jail in Stalking
The Cinncinati Enquirer, July 26, 2001

Female Stalkers Pursue Doctors, Psychiatrists
Reuters Health, December 3, 2001

Stalking Resource Center
Stalking information from the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Law Catching Up With Online Sex Crimes
CNN, April 23, 2001

'Obsessed' Man's Baby Monitor Bug
BBC News, January 17, 2001

California Man Convicted in Cyber–Stalking Case
Star Tribune, August 23, 2001

The Sexual Victimization of College Students, 1995-2002
Report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and National Institute of Justice regarding the sexual victimization of college students, on– and off–campus, including sexual assault, harassment, and stalking.

Slain Woman's Kin Fight Internet Brokers
The Associated Press, December 29, 2000

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National Organization for Victim Assistance
1757 Park Road, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 232-6682
Toll-free: 1-800-TRY-NOVA

Stalking Resources Center
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8700
Toll-free: 1-800-FYI-CALL

The Use of Technology to Stalk

Working to Halt Online Abuse
PO Box 696
Dover, NH 03821-0696
Phone: (561) 828-2801

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