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Millions of people stalked in the United States each year

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Published: Nov. 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM EDT
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Have you been stalked to a point where legal action could be taken?

Under Michigan law a person can be charged with stalking for willful repeated or continued harassment that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.

Depending on the severity of stalking the crime could lead to years of jail time, fines, or even both.

According to the National Center For Victims of Crime, 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States and it’s likely someone known to the victim.

It’s important to build a case against the stalker if possible with things such as documentation of details, taped recordings, or list of contact with the stalker.

Report to your local law enforcement agency that you are being stalked, whether or not you plan to file formal charges.