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Man sentenced to probation for stalking real-estate worker after being denied a home loan


A 35-year-old Oakdale man has been convicted of stalking and sentenced to five years of probation for sending hundreds of unwanted emails to a local real-estate office after being denied a loan to buy a home.

Kyle Kristopher Williams (Courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office) 

Kyle Kristopher Williams, who pleaded guilty to the felony charge last month, was sentenced Monday by Washington County District Judge Richard Ilkka. Conditions of probation include that he have no contact with a worker at the real-estate office he targeted.

According to the criminal complaint, the worker reported to police on March 24 that Williams had violated a harassment restraining order by sending 33 emails to the office the day before. Williams was served with the order on March 14, prohibiting him from having any contact with the worker for two years.

The worker told police that Williams first began sending emails in October after he was shown a home for sale and became upset that he was turned down for a loan, the complaint states. The emails included pictures of him not wearing a shirt and flexing his muscles.

Williams sent more emails on three days between March 25 and March 30.

An investigator on March 31 spoke with Williams, who said he was aware of the harassment restraining order. He said he made a down payment for a home, which was not true, and admitted to sending “some aggressive messages,” the complaint states.

Investigators also learned that Williams had made threats against members of his softball league after being barred from the league due to drug use, according to the complaint. He posted a message on the group’s Facebook page that read, “The first day of softball I am gonna take my tommy gun and shoot everyone.” Williams, who also posted a picture of a firearm, was not charged with a crime.

Minnesota court records show Williams does not have a prior criminal conviction.

Other conditions of Williams’ probation include: no use of alcohol or illegal drugs; submit to random testing; no use or possession of firearms; follow recommendations of a substance-use disorder assessment; complete a psychological assessment and follow recommendations; and GPS monitoring.

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