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Sarah Palin takes legal action against teen stalker

Sarah Palin has taken out a protective order against teenage stalker, Shawn Christy, who was allegedly sending threatening letters to the former Alaska Governor and claims to have had an affair with her.

entertainment Updated: Oct 02, 2010 18:45 IST

Sarah Palin has taken out a protective order against a teenage stalker, who claims to have had an affair with her.

Shawn Christy, 18, has allegedly been sending emails and letters to the 46-year-old former Alaska Governor for more than a year and signs off his letters as ‘your magic enemy’. However, off late, Christy called and claimed he had flown to Anchorage from his Pennsylvania home and that made the political stronghold seek protection.

According to a report in a local newspaper that obtained court documents in the case, the teenager sent receipts from a gun purchase to Palin and her longtime friend, Kristan Cole. She also said he threatened to track her down at book signings in Alaska.

Sarah palin"Petitioner and counsel allege that the respondent has made numerous implied threats in his telephonic and written communication, including references to his guns - telling petitioner that she better watch her back and saying that he is buying a one-way ticket to Alaska and sending the receipt for purchase of the guns," the Daily Mail quoted from the court document.

"Petitioner is concerned because the respondent appears to be unstable and has stated that he believes petitioner is evil and that she needs to be punished and that he is coming to confront her to get her to tell the truth," the document states further.

On the other hand, Christy's family has maintained that the teenager was in Pennsylvania at the time he was accused of being in Alaska.

Anchorage Magistrate Colleen Ray granted the 20-day protective order and another hearing on Palin’s request for a longer order has been set in mid- October.

First Published: Oct 02, 2010 15:28 IST