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Man pleads guilty to stalking women at West Virginia college

October 8, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to stalking women at a West Virginia college.

The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 40-year-old Michael David Hankins pleaded guilty Friday as part of a deal and was sentenced to six months in prison. Officials say Hankins was arrested last month when caught on video chasing a female Marshall University student.

A criminal complaint says university police responded to a report of stalking and found Hankins, whose identity was confirmed by the victim. Video shows Hankins following the woman in his car and then leaving the car to chase her. She escaped by entering a school building.

Hankins was charged with stalking in 2013 and was reported to campus police last year for similar activity. He is a convicted sex offender in Lawrence County, Ohio.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com

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