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September 22, 2017

What is the legal definition of stalking in Kansas?

Stalking is intentional harassment that puts you in reasonable fear for your safety.  Harassment means repeated behaviors or actions (a "course of conduct") that seriously frighten or annoy you and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress.  The "course of conduct" must include two or more separate acts over a period of time (even a short period of time) that shows a continuing purpose by the offender.  Also, there must be no legitimate (valid) reason for these actions or behaviors.1  

1 Kan. Stat. § 60-31a02(b),(c),(d)