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Police: Lexington Man Targeted Woman On Social Media, Stalked Her For Months

Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 10:16:15-04
Cameron Hunter Leech

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police arrested a Lexington man Monday and accused him with engaging in a monthslong campaign of stalking an area woman he targeted on social media.

Authorities say 29-year-old Cameron Hunter Leech made repeated unwanted contact with the woman between May and September.

Police say Leech does not know and apparently had no prior relationship with the woman he is accused of harassing.

“He located her social media profiles on Instagram and Facebook and sent her hundreds of messages,” according to Leech’s arrest citation.

After the woman told him to stop, police say, Leech continued to send messages including: “I’m gonna getcha,” “I need to see you. I need to feel you,” “Have the face to face. Unannounced,” “I can find whatever and whoever I need to,” and “halfway tempted to sock ya right in the kisser.”

The arrest citation also describes Leech showing up unannounced at the woman’s work and at the workplace of one her friends in June.

The woman notified police and authorities contacted Leech to advise him to stop.

Then in July, according to police, Leech showed up outside the Lexington Athletic Club as the woman was leaving in her vehicle, blocked her from closing her door.

“Mr. Leech advised he would leave if the victim took a photograph of a rose that he was holding,” the arrest citation notes.

The woman filed a police report and no contact protective order against Leech, which was in effect July 17.

Police say he violated the order in August by sending more messages via Instagram.

Leech is charged with second-degree stalking and was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.