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Ohio man accused of cyberstalking sheriff nearly 20 years

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man accused of harassing a county sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites faces a federal cyberstalking charge.

An FBI agent says in a criminal affidavit the harassment began in 1999 when William Young, of Columbus, was arrested by a Delaware County officer on a menacing charge. Sheriff Russell Martin isn't identified in the court document, but confirms in a statement that he was that officer.

Investigators say the 54-year-old Young sent letters over the years to the officer's wife, doctor, barber and numerous other individuals.

Young was due in court Friday. His attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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