Monday, June 13, 2011

Man Out On Bond Charged With Stalking Teen

A man who was arrested in 2009 on a sexual battery charge was back in custody following his arrest Sunday on a charge that he stalked a teenage girl in East Naples.

Ram Marquis Gabriel, 20, 14680 Apalachee St., East Naples, was charged with aggravated stalking of a minor younger than 16. The charge is a felony.

At the time of his arrest Gabriel was out on bond from his June 11, 2009, arrest, where he was charged with sexual battery on a victim younger than 12 and lewd and lascivious molestation.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports gave this account of Sunday’s arrest:

The victim’s father told detectives that Gabriel started to visit the church that his 15-year-old daughter and family attend in September 2010. Gabriel has been making advances toward the 15-year-old for several months.

Gabriel has showed up at church functions and tried to speak to the girl and give her hugs.

He has called the girl and her father on their cell phones, asking to date the girl. The father has told him no

The father told detectives that he has spoken to Gabriel in person and over the phone about his behavior. He has told Gabriel to stay away from his family.

On Saturday, Gabriel called the family’s home at 4:50 a.m. and left a voice mail, saying he wanted to “reclaim his property,’’ meaning the girl.

He called again 10 minutes later and told the father he was dating the girl. The father told Gabriel that his actions were improper and to not call their home again.

The father told detectives that the family is aware of Gabriel’s 2009 sexual battery arrest and he fears Gabriel will harm the girl.