Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
Stalkers of the Stars
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest had multiple encounters with the obsession of an alleged stalker when, first in September 2009, Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr, 25, assaulted one of Seacrest's bodyguards in an attempt to meet Seacrest during an appearance at a charity event in Orange County, Calif. Pleading guilty to that charge, Uzomah received a brief jail term and probation. Days after his release, though, Uzomah attempted to enter Seacrest's offices at E! Network studios. In March 2010, Uzomah again pleaded no contest, this time to stalking charges and agreed to a 90-day psychiatric evaluation at Chino State Prison. Sentencing on the charges is expected in June.
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