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Man denies cyberstalking Ohio sheriff for nearly 20 years

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of harassing an Ohio county sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites has pleaded not guilty to a federal cyberstalking charge.

An FBI agent says in a criminal affidavit the harassment began in 1999 when Columbus resident William Young 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 he was that officer.

Young pleaded not guilty Thursday in a federal court in Columbus.

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

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