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Kentucky's stalking rate #1 in the nation

For UK Professor Dr. TK Logan, stalking is interpersonal terrorism.

"A lot of people I don't think understand it in part because we see every celebrity we know has been stalked and that's what we think, right? A delusional stranger, mental health issues, hiding in the bushes," says Dr. Logan.

The stalking research expert has recorded hours of tales from victims and their families, and posted to her site OutrageUs.org.

The national numbers, according to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show one in every six women have been stalked in their lifetime. In Kentucky, it's one in every four. Dr. Logan says the statistics are sometimes higher on college campuses.

Diane Fleet with the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program believes the number of Kentucky victims could drop if legislators passed laws allowing someone just dating a person, someone like a college student, to file for protective orders against them.

"Having protective orders eligible for dating couples, I think will be a huge step in protecting both domestic violence victims and stalking victims," says Fleet.


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