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Man Accused Of Cyber Stalking, Targeting Tennessee Woman

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By Nick Beres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - All she did was answer her phone and suddenly her world turned upside down. 

"She was a complete and random victim," said Kristin Helm with the TBI.  She is referring to Carrie Holt who lived more than six months in fear after police said a cyber stalker in Canada decided to target her.

"I was in shock," said Holt.

Holt worked at a company answering phones and transferring them to other workers.  But she said one caller developed an obsession with her.

"Whenever he called in he just targeted me. He didn't want to be transferred," said Holt. 

She stopped answering the office phone, but then she said he started calling her personal phone and then even hacked her computer and Facebook. But he never stole a thing.

"I would ask him what he wanted from me and all he'd say is that he wanted to be my friend," said Holt.

The calls never stopped. She changed numbers and her phone, but seconds later the new one would ring. 

TBI agents finally tracked the calls to Canada and located a suspect: Jean Francois Champagne. Champagne was convicted and sentenced to two years probation in Canada for targeting celebrities there over the phone and Internet. But the accused cyber stalker has never been charged in Holt's case.

Her attorney Jim Todd wants to see the U.S. attorney in Middle Tennessee push to have Champagne extradited to face charges here.

Since Champagne's arrest in Canada the calls to Holt have stopped.


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