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WHAT IS CONNECTICUT’S STALKING
There are three degrees of
stalking defined in Connecticut’s stalking law:
- Stalking in the third degree
(Class B misdemeanor) is when a person
"…recklessly causes another person to
reasonably fear for his physical safety by
wilfully and repeatedly following or lying in
wait for such other person."
- Stalking in the second degree
(Class A misdemeanor) is when a person "…with
intent to cause another person to fear for his
physical safety, he wilfully and repeatedly
follows or lies in wait for such other person
and causes such other person to reasonably
fear for his physical safety."
- Stalking in the first degree
(Class D felony) is when a person commits
stalking in the second degree AND was
previously convicted of stalking in the second
or first degree, OR his conduct violates a
court order in effect at the time of the
offense, OR the person who was stalked is
under sixteen years of age.
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING
If you think you or your child is
being stalked, call the police, the domestic
violence hotline, or the sexual assault hotline
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
For more information, visit The
National Center for Victims of Crime: Stalking
Resource Center link.
SOURCE: The National Center for Victims of
Crime: Stalking Resource
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2013