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Stalking

​​​​​​A pattern of conduct with a continuity of purpose composed of a series of acts or communications over a period of time, including following the targeted person, without proper justification. The conduct causes a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, or to be in fear of bodily injury. Stalking can occur face-to-face; by telephone calls, voice messages, electronic messages, web-based messages, and text messages; by delivery of unwanted gifts; by trespassing; and by surveillance or other types of unwanted observation. ​