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Ontario County man charged with stalking, aggravated harassment

Posted at: 12/11/2012 12:05 PM

A 37-year-old Ontario County man has been arrested for stalking, aggravated harassment and obscenity.

State Police the charges against David Drake II of Stanley stem from an investigation that started in Ray Brook, N.Y.

Investigators say they were contacted by a 23-year-old woman who said Drake, a former Saranac Lake, N.Y. resident, sent her letters proclaiming his love for her. Troopers say those letters were accompanied by several hand-drawn cartoons of the woman’s likeness that were of a graphic sexual nature.

According to investigators, the victim told police she doesn’t know Drake and only saw him one time when he appeared at a restaurant she worked at.

Drake was arraigned and remanded to the Ontario County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.