Parishville man gets 2-4 years in prison for stalking, several other offenses
The St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office announced sentencing on seven criminal convictions against Ahmed Khalil, a former resident of Parishville.
A jury reached verdicts of guilty back on February 3. Pandemic-related safety restrictions delayed sentencing until June 29, according to the DA’s office.A jury found Khalil guilty of first-degree stalking and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, as well as non-felony offenses of unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief, harassment, and two counts of petit larceny.
Acting County Court Judge Hon. Kelly S. McKeighan sentenced the defendant to four years of prison, two years of post-release supervision, as well as a stay-away order of protection through 2035 on the stalking felony. The court also issued sentences of one to three years prison concurrently on the grand larceny and time served on the non-felony offenses.
“There are two common patterns we see in stalking. In the first, left to their own devices, the stalkers actions against the victim will escalate. In the second, the stalker gets an arrest and prosecution, and then the actions against the victim are restrained and often cease completely,” DA Gary Pasqua said in a prepared statement. “Here, we set out with our partners in law enforcement to keep this victim safe; it is our hope that in addition, a sentence of four years in prison will send a message; to those who will not stop stalking for the right reasons, stop before you end up being prosecuted.”
“Thanks to the diligent efforts of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, my own staff, and our other partners in law enforcement, our prosecution resulted in verdicts that serve the ends of justice, Pasqua said.
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