"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Kathryn Erbe says she's relieved by the guilty verdict against a man accused of stalking her. In a statement Monday, the actress called the New York case "one of the most difficult experiences" of her life.
A Brooklyn jury convicted Charles Nagel on Friday. It heard emotional testimony from Erbe, who played a detective on the USA Network series.
The 44-year-old actress told jurors she got "a very bad feeling" when Nagel tried to hug her on location in 2008. Prosecutors say he later used a social network site to post rude messages and photos of her family.
The 36-year-old Nagel testified that he was a harmless, "star-struck" fan. He faces up to five years in prison.
Which he won’t get, probably. Wouldn’t some sort of commitment with treatment work better? He’s got mental-health issues. Put him in jail for five years and he’ll spend his time clipping her picture out of magazines and tattooing vengeance-related Bible verses all over her torso.