Elliot Fogel, 36-year old freelance TV producer from London, was convicted for breaching a restraining order for the third time in an eight-year campaign of harassment against Claire Waxman, 36-year old therapist. He seemed to have developed an unhealthy obsession with Waxman when they were at college in St Albans, Herts, in the early 1990s. He didn’t stalk her for the first 10 years but afterwards repeatedly stalked her.
After rebuffing his advances, she heard nothing for 10 years. Then, out of the blue, Fogel sent her a dinner invitation, which she declined.
A few months later, he was spotted jogging on the spot outside Mrs Waxman’s home and loitering around her workplace. He also made hundreds of telephone calls to her home, paid for background searches on her husband, Marc, and posed as a prospective parent at the nursery her daughter attended. After his arrest, police found copies of Mrs Waxman’s wedding photographs on his computer.
In 2006, Fogel was made subject of a restraining order banning him from going to Mrs Waxman’s home or within a mile of her work, but he breached it the following year. In January last year, he was jailed for 16 weeks for a further breach, but went on to breach it for a third time.
On Feb 1 this year, Fogel drove up alongside Mrs Waxman, a therapist, outside her office after a court had dismissed a civil case he brought against his victim, whom he claimed had waged a “hate campaign” against him on Facebook.
His activities took a toll on Waxman as she suffered from eating disorder, a miscarriage and had move home five times as a result of Fogel’s campaign.Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
He reportedly Googled therapist Claire Waxman more than 40,000 times in one year, broke into his victim’s car and made hundreds of late-night phone calls to her home.
His activities took a toll on Waxman as she suffered from eating disorder, a miscarriage and had move home five times as a result of Fogel’s campaign.
He will be senetenced next month.