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How can I stop a certain person from stalking me and harassing me if we attend the same university?

Daytona Beach, FL |

Months prior I filed a petition for injunction against sexual violence (I believe I was drugged & raped) got the temporary one but when I tried to get the permanent one my case was dismissed because of lack of evidence ( he had a lawyer I didn't). Now this individual is constantly stalking me from class to class, constantly looking and watching me in my classes and harassing me. I have gone to campus security of the university and they state because he has not placed his hands on me YET nothing will be done. It is only a matter of time before violence erupts and I am trying to avoid this but it is getting hard. What can I do to prevent this guy from following and harassing me? I do not want to be a sitting duck waiting to get shot, I NEED to protect myself now, I NEED HELP PLEASE

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  1. Go into the police in Daytona, ask to speak to officers who handle stalking cases, lay out everything for them, and see if you have enough for them to pursue stalking charges. Campuses are notoriously bad about protecting students until something bad happens, and then they back pedal, unless they can find a way to distance themselves. I would not rely on campus security. You could also visit a family law attorney in Daytona who handles this type of case.

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  2. I second Heather's advice. This is a very serious situation. Please (1) go back to the police and (2) alert the campus authorities. Do not stop until you find someone who will listen and intervene to ensure your safety.

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  3. I concur with the other attorneys. Get to the cops and they will help. You should also hire an attorney to file an injunction for you.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239


  4. I agree with attorneys Morcroft, Pollard, and De Groot. The bar association for Volusia County, website http://www.volusiabar.org/, may be able to help you locate an attorney. Also, .tThe website contains, in the Resource and Links section, a link to the legal aid programs for the area.

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  5. Additionally, I would contact local Rape Crisis Center and see if they can make some calls for you and send the President of the University a certified letter with return receipt and advise them that if something happens to you, that you will be taking legal action against the university for their failure to take reasonable steps to protect a student.

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