I have an IPO against the man who sex. assaulted me. I was at a festival and he was there in the crowd near me. I brushed it off as a chance encounter and I walked the other direction even though he breached the 500ft limit. He saw me and didn't try to walk the other way and actually was walking towards me before I ducked through the crowd and got to my in-law's booth I went up to the local sheriff's booth and asked about the laws and if I needed to report the encounter. He told me that I didn't because He has rights to be there just as I do and it wasn't obvious that he was trying to try something. He told me if it happened again to get an officer to escort me home and document that he was there near me but that more then likely the guy would leave the area around me before police could get that. I was sitting at my parent's booth and he walks up to the booth and the only thing that is separating us is my mother in law and a table between me and him. He was less than 20ft from me at this point staring right at me. He stood there a good 2 minutes. He looked directly at me the entire time. I feel like what the sheriff's officer told me isn't correct. Advice, please.
You continue to report all violations to authorities immediately. Take photos if possible. Have witnesses discuss this with authorities as well. Any proof will help. You could also take your concerns back before the Judge who issued the order who could hold him in contempt.
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