A man has been charged a second time for harassing an O'Fallon woman and her boyfriend.
Scott J. Walters, 42, of the 9400 block of Guthrie in Woodson Terrace, was charged Monday with harassment as a prior offender.
O’Fallon Police said Walters repeatedly called and texted the woman and the man between Sept. 21 and Jan. 27 “to frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress.” He also accessed the woman's cell phone without permission, police said. The woman has a protection order against Walters.
The messages threatened harm against the victims and their families, police said.
Police said the man created false accounts in the woman and the man’s names, creating ads on Craigslist, listing their numbers and saying they had free items for callers.
The St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney’s Office asked for an increased bond for Walters “due to the defendant’s continuing disregard for the law. The victims in both cases are likely unsafe unless the defendant remains in custody.”
O’Fallon Police said Walters admitted he was jealous of his ex-girlfriend’s relationship.
Walters has a pending charge of aggravated stalking involving the same woman. In that charge, he sent his ex-girlfriend 393 text messages and many voice mails in violation of a protection order. He also pleaded guilty to harassment in St. Charles County in 1996.
Walters was being held in St. Charles County jail Monday. His bail was set at $25,000, cash only. He is to have no contact with either victim.
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