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How A 92-Year-Old Man Could Be Charged With Stalking

stalking_180x120According to WPTV News, a Martin County library patron, Herbert Johnson, 92, has been given a trespass warning to keep out of public libraries because he allegedly was making unwanted advances on female librarians.

A librarian at Blake Library complained that Johnson, of the 3400 block of Southeast Martinique Trace, Stuart, sent her inappropriate gifts and letters, which she refused or tore up, according to a sheriff’s report.

Then he allegedly left at the library’s front desk a letter “containing sexually explicit language stating what (he) wanted to do to” her, according a deputy’s report.

Also the report says Johnson had made unwanted approaches to another female employee.

A sheriff’s deputy went to Johnson’s house on Wednesday and gave him a trespass warning for all county libraries.

Johnson was told that if he didn’t stop, criminal charges could be filed against him for stalking.

Florida Law

According to Florida Statute 784.048:

Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person, and makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury of the person, or the person’s child, sibling, spouse, parent, or dependent, commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment.

Stalking defense

If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated stalking, or any other serious crimes, the best choice is to contact a criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense lawyer is the best person to have on your side in these situations.

A criminal defense lawyer will make sure to investigate every detail of your case, and help you build a strong defense that will lessen your charges and hopefully improve the outcome of your case.

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