Oxford Man Faces Charges for Alleged Harassment and Stalking After Parole Violation

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OXFORD, PA — John Kearney, 26, of Oxford, has been charged with harassment and stalking after allegedly violating the terms of his parole. The Oxford Police Department was notified of the incident by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office on November 15, 2023.

Kearney, who was serving time in a State Correctional Facility, had supposedly written a letter to the victim from an incident that led to his current imprisonment. Upon being paroled, he was ordered not to have any contact with the victim or her residence and was placed under electronic monitoring.

However, GPS data from his electronic monitor allegedly indicated that he was in the vicinity of the victim’s residence in June and September of 2023. Kearney is also accused of attempting to contact the victim’s daughter via social media in October of the same year.

On November 16, 2023, while Kearney was held in Chester County Prison for a parole violation, a warrant was served on him related to this incident. He was arraigned and held on a $75,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing was held at the Oxford District Court on December 12, 2023, where all charges against Kearney were upheld and forwarded to the Court of Common Pleas.

The Oxford Police Department emphasizes that information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest does not imply guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Authorities are continuing their investigation into the matter.

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