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Crime & Courts

Police: Waterman man found naked in ex-wife’s yard, charged with stalking

Robert T. O'Keefe
Robert T. O'Keefe

SYCAMORE – A 64-year-old Waterman man has been forbidden from contact with his ex-wife after police said he wrote a series of sexually explicit emails to her and was found naked in her backyard.

Robert T. O’Keefe, of the 200 block of West Lincoln Street, is free on his own recognizance on charges of cyberstalking, stalking and the most serious offense, harassing a witness, for which he could face three to seven years in prison, if he’s convicted.

O’Keefe and his wife were divorced June 5, court records show, and police said he parked in the driveway of her home in the 2100 block of Patriot Drive in DeKalb, walked around the house, and was then banned from the property.

Police said in court records O’Keefe then emailed her Tuesday with sexually explicit comments, and at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday sent her another lewd email that said he was naked in the backyard.

Police said he was true to his word, that he was arrested for trespassing that morning, and that his ex-wife told them from the time O’Keefe posted $150 bond, he’d called her 18 times. Police said in court records that she also said O’Keefe emailed her saying he’d destroy her, leading to charges being filed.

O’Keefe was granted a recognizance bond Thursday afternoon in DeKalb County court, with the conditions that he have no contact with his ex-wife, and that he be placed on electronic home monitoring. He’ll be back in court at 9 a.m. Aug. 11.

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