Man charged with stalking girls pleads guilty

Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man charged with stalking young girls for years and watching them at sports practices has pleaded guilty, court records show.

Brad S. Stoffer pleaded guilty to six of his 12 counts of stalking in Allen County Superior Court Friday morning.

According to court documents, the case covers a time frame of May 26, 2011 to October 18, 2018.

He would reportedly tell the girls, often gymnasts, that they had great bodies and they look good in their leotards, and asked about other girls who may be friends.

According to the document, Stoffer alluded several times to watching girls compete and practice.

Police say Stoffer would compliment their bodies, mention where they went to school, and allude to watching them in various activities.

Stoffer’s trial was scheduled to start this month but is now canceled. He’s set to be sentenced Oct. 25.

According to the terms of his plea agreement, Stoffer will face no more than 4 years in prison, followed by 8 years on probation. The deal also prohibits Stoffer from possessing child porn or visiting strip clubs or adult bookstores, and using social media or instant messaging or chat room websites.

He’s also been banned “from every gymnastics or tumbling gym or facility in Allen County,” according to the plea agreement.

A judge must still accept the deal.

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