A Virginia man is in jail after he allegedly stalked a 14-year-old girl at her West Palm Beach high school.

 

West Palm Beach Police: Man stalked girl at her high school

A Virginia man is in jail after he allegedly stalked a 14-year-old girl at her West Palm Beach high school.

Anthony Maurice Bailey, 20, was arrested Sept. 12 after he trespassed onto the school’s campus and followed the girl down a hallway, according to an arrest report. The school’s name is redacted on the arrest report because the victim is a minor. The girl told West Palm Beach police officers Bailey had been on campus several times and tried to blend in with the student population by wearing a backpack.

Bailey, who met the girl on-line around November, was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct for the Sept. 12 arrest. Bailey was told he could not have any further contact with the victim.

But that didn’t keep Bailey from allegedly doing just that, the report said. While still in custody, Bailey attempted to call the girl several times. On Sept. 17, days after he was released from jail on his own recognizance, Bailey sent the girl an Instagram message that stated: “Tomorrow I am coming back without a care in the world. [Name of school]; see you there.”

The girl reported the contact to a school police officer. Bailey was arrested Friday and faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim 12 to 16 and aggravated stalking of a child under 16. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

The girl told police Bailey took a bus from Virginia to West Palm Beach in March. They met at City Place and spoke for several hours before Bailey returned home. The on-line relationship continued and they agreed to meet again in May. The girl told police she and Bailey had sex at a hotel.

After learning that Bailey was 20 years old, the girl told him she wanted no further contact and changed her phone number, according to the report. But Bailey called her “continuously” then began following her at school when classes began in August, the report said

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