Norwalk Man Charged with 14 Counts of Harassment in Stamford

A Norwalk man was charged with more than a dozen counts of harassment  in addition to charged of burglary, assault and stalking after he wouldn't let go of the relationship with his ex-girlfriend, police said Thursday.

According to Sgt. Joseph Kennedy of the Youth and Domestic Violence Bureau, William Escudero, 27, of 227 Ely Avenue in Norwalk, began harassing his ex at her place of business quite some time ago, calling her while she was at work.

Over the evening of Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, Kennedy said Escudero began texting the victim incessantly and showed up at the woman's Seaside Avenue home, walking in when he found the door unlocked.

He refused to leave when asked to go and held the victim by her arms when she attempted to leave on her own, Kennedy said. The victim was struck in the face inadvertently during struggle, he said.

Escudero finally left the woman's home, but returned a second time, according to Kennedy. Downstairs neighbors called the police at this time and the victim was able to leave, though Escudero followed her out to her vehicle and then to a parking lot at Dunkin Donuts, Kennedy said. Escudero left the scene, but police were able to make cellphone contact with him and informed him that he was not to contact the victim again, Kennedy said.

The victim reported Escudero began texting her again on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 11, to which she would respond with "Stop" or "Leave me alone," and no further discussion, Kennedy said, though the texting would continue. The victim showed up at the police station to report the incident.

Escudero was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child, second-degree unlawful restraint, two counts of second-degree stalking and 14 counts of second-degree harassment.


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