Oregon congressman granted protection for alleged stalker

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) has been granted an order of protection against a constituent he claims has been stalking him in his home district.

Radio station owner Cheryl McAnally Harle has been ordered by an Oregon judge to stop contacting Schrader, according to a local news report.

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Court documents allege that Harle is “completely obsessed” with Schrader and believes they have a romantic relationship.

Harle allegedly pretended to be Schrader’s campaign manager in order to determine his location and follow him while he was in his home district, the local news report states.

Harle is also accused of sending more than 800 emails, 235 cellphone calls and 308 Facebook messages to the Oregon congressman over a period of mere months.

Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were reportedly in attendance at Tuesday’s court proceedings, and had previously warned Harle not to contact Schrader, the news report added. The Capitol Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.