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Can a spouse be accused of stalking?
September 02, 2013 10:04PM
Yes, they can depending on the circumstances.
If the person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person, then yes a spouse could be accused of stalking. The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances. In some states there is also a requirement that the person accused of stalking knew or should have known that his/her actions were likely to cause fear in the "victim".