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Tucson man guilty of stalking woman for 20 years

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Tucson man guilty of stalking woman for 20 years

47-year-old pursued victim across country

A Tucson man was found guilty of stalking a woman for 20 years, traveling across the country to pursue her, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

Moses Antonio Shepard, 47, was convicted on two counts of interstate stalking Jan. 19, said Bill Solomon, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Shepard met the victim at a New York City running club in 1992. Although the woman repeatedly asked Shepard to leave her alone, he continued to contact her by phone, mail, email and traveled across country to track her, Solomon said.

On several occasions, Shepard stalked her at home, school and workplace, and sent her threatening emails, Solomon said.

Shepard also harassed the victim's family and traveled to Connecticut in 2007 where he stalked the woman outside her home for two days, Solomon said.

Shepard is scheduled to be sentenced on April 2. A conviction of interstate stalking maximum five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the West Hartford, Conn., Police Department.

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