Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Woman Convicted of Stalking Middle School Student

Posted: 03/01/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Domestic Violence Unit obtained convictions against a woman who violated an Order of Protection and stalked a middle school student.  Karen Sarah Thomas, 45, was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Stalking.  Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on April 20 and ordered Thomas to wear a GPS monitor pending that sentencing hearing. 

 

At trial, Assistant District Attorneys Willie Lane and Randall Kilby presented proof to the jury that Thomas had been harassing the fourteen-year-old victim at the victim’s middle school when the victim was being picked up after school by yelling at the victim, calling the victim vulgar names, and otherwise making the victim uncomfortable. Thomas had been ordered to stay away from the victim by the Fourth Circuit Court, but Thomas violated that Order of Protection in October 2015 and continued to harass the victim.

 

Aggravated Stalking is a Class E felony that carries a punishment between one and two years.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sean McDermott at 865-215-2515 or sean.mcdermott@knoxcounty.org.  For more information about the District Attorney’s Office, visit our website at www.knoxcounty.org/dag and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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