Tucson Man Convicted of Stalking New York Woman...For 18 Years
Shepard was convicted last week of two counts of interstate stalking for stalking the same woman for nearly two decades, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced this afternoon.
According to the feds, Shepard met the victim at a running club in New York City in 1992. As we mentioned, he then spent the next 18 years stalking her -- despite her repeatedly telling him to leave her alone.
The stalking included emails, phone calls, letters, and other unwanted communications.
The victim moved around the country and attempted to conceal her whereabouts from Shepard. He tracked her down every time.
In several instances, Shepard traveled to the woman's home, school, or place of employment. He also threatened her family in his "relentless pursuit."
In one case, Shepard traveled from Tucson to Connecticut and waited near the victim's home for two days in an attempt to see her.
Towards the end of Shepard's (ahem) courtship, in 2009 and 2010, he sent the victim dozens of emails -- some of which were threatening.
Shepard faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he's sentenced on April 2.