The father of an 18-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of stalking Sarah Palin said Wednesday that his son is home with him and hasn’t left the state.
“He is not in Alaska and he’s never been to Alaska,” Craig Christy said Wednesday of his son, Shawn R. Christy.
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Anchorage Magistrate Colleen Ray granted Palin, 46, and Palin’s friend, Kristan Cole, 48, 20-day protective orders against Shawn Christy, who allegedly sent the women receipts from a gun purchase, along with a letter saying “he tried to follow the bible but had evil and wickedness in him.” Palin and Cole have requested long-term protective orders. A hearing on their requests is scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 13, before Anchorage Master John E. Duggan. Craig Christy said they plan to participate in the hearing by phone and plan to contest the court orders.
“We’re going to ask that we can speak on his behalf,” Christy said.
Christy said the problem for their family has been ongoing since the beginning of 2009 and that events to date have involved the U.S. Capitol Police, the Secret Service and FBI in Anchorage and Allentown, Penn.
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