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Stalking and Criminal Harassment

 

Criminal harassment is intentional, malicious and repeated following and harassing of another person, such that this person is in fear for her or his safety or the safety of someone else. It is a crime for anyone to harass you, whether that person does it on purpose or recklessly, and whether that person is someone you know or a stranger.

 

 

Forms of harassment could include:

  • Repeatedly following you
  • Frequent and unwanted telephone calls
  • Unwanted letters, gifts or other objects
  • Unwanted Internet contact
  • Watching you, your home or your workplace
  • Someone repeatedly being a visible presence in places you often go

Remember:

  • Stalking is not your fault.
  • You are not responsible for what the stalker thinks or does.
  • Stalking is against the law.
  • Stalking is a crime called criminal harassment.
  • Always seek help when dealing with stalking or harassment.

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