Man allegedly sends ‘lewd’ letter to woman
HUGHESVILLE – A Northumberland County man faces charges for allegedly stalking a woman after mailing her “a very disturbing” letter a little more than a year after she told him to “leave her alone,” according to borough Police Chief Jason Gill.
The alleged harassment by Harry Steven Fidler, 57, caused “emotional distress” to the woman because he used “lewd and obscene words” in the letter, Gill said in court papers.
In a letter the woman received July 9 at her workplace on Railroad Street, Fidler “made comments referring to where she lived and the names of her children, and how she broke his heart,” Gill said in an affidavit.
The woman was “scared for her safety” as well as her children’s, and the whole ordeal “was creeping her out,” the chief said he was told.
In May 2009, when Fidler, of Milton, was working at the woman’s place of business, he began telling her how he “loved her and wanted to be with her,” Gill said. Fidler brought her flowers, cards, even a diamond necklace. “The woman told him to stop and to leave her alone,” Gill added.
The victim alerted the police after she received last month’s letter.
When he was questioned by police, Fidler admitted to investigators that he “fell in love with woman the first time he saw her,” Gill said. By sending her cards, flowers and a necklace, Fidler said he was trying “to get her away from the person she was seeing,” Gill added.
Charged with stalking and harassment, Fidler has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge C. Roger McRae.