Mar 8, 2016

Andrews awarded $55 million in lawsuit

A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After a full day of ...

Aug 6, 2014

Panel urges tougher penaties for stalking

An expert panel commissioned by the National Police Agency called Tuesday for tougher punishment on stalking, as well as a ban on loitering around victims and stalking behavior that uses social networking sites. Following the panel’s proposals made in a report, the NPA plans ...

Jun 16, 2014

85-year-old Japanese man arrested for stalking woman, 80

Police have arrested an 85-year-old man in Wakayama Prefecture for allegedly stalking an 80-year-old woman he reportedly met when she shared a hospital room with his now-dead wife. Takeo Nitta, of Hashimoto, allegedly left several telephone messages on the woman’s answering machine in November, ...

Nov 8, 2013

Stalking victim info leak laid to tax man

A former tax division chief in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, may have been the person who leaked personal information on a local housewife that enabled a stalker to track her to her home and murder her last November, police sources said Friday. A key focus ...

Aug 2, 2013

Chiba man arrested for stalking, threatening woman

A man from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of stalking a woman by bombarding her with emails, becoming the first person to be held under a revision to the anti-stalking law that took effect last month, police said. Keiji Shirakawa, 40, ...