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December 22, 2022

What is the legal definition of stalking in Wyoming?

Stalking is when, with the intention to harass you, the stalker commits acts (engages in a “course of conduct”) that is reasonably likely to harass you.1

​The “course of conduct” that the stalker must commit includes, but is not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • in a harassing manner, communicating with you directly or causing someone else to communicate with you, verbally, electronically, mechanically, by telephone, or in writing - this includes anonymous communications;
  • following you;
  • placing you under surveillance by waiting outside of your home, school, workplace, vehicle, other place where you are; or
  • using any electronic, digital, or global positioning system (GPS) device or other electronic means to place you or your internet or wireless activity under surveillance without your permission; or
  • committing other repeated acts that harass you.1

“Harass,” in this context, means committing repeated actions that are directed at a specific person, such as verbal threats, written threats, lewd or obscene statements or images, vandalism, physical contact without your consent, or other actions. The stalker must know, or should know, that these actions would cause a “reasonable person” to suffer one of the following:

  • substantial emotional distress;
  • substantial fear for one’s own safety or for the safety of another person; or
  • substantial fear for the destruction of one’s property.2

    1 Wyoming Code § 6-2-506(b)
    2 Wyoming Code § 6-2-506(a)(ii)

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