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Police: Man stalked 8-year-old girl walking to school bus stop

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OLYMPIA — A 54-year-old man is behind bars after police said he stalked an 8-year-old girl while she walked to the school bus stop.

Cops believe their suspect, Kenneth Fournier, man may have been shooting cellphone video of the girl on at least one occasion in her Lacey neighborhood.

Detectives set up a stakeout and caught Fournier about a week later. It turns out he is no stranger to law enforcement.

Police said Fournier followed the young girl in his car late last month as she walked to her school bus stop.

“He had his phone up to the window and she thought he was videotaping her,” said the victim’s mother, Shannon Shields.

Shields said her daughter spotted the man and ran away to look for help.

“She ran to the nearest house where she saw a woman and the woman brought her home,” she said. They were both shaking by the time they go to my house.”

Cops arrested Fournier near the child’s school bus stop last Friday after staking out the location. Detectives said they found thousands of pornographic images on Fournier’s cellphone.

Fournier was convicted of indecent exposure against a child in 2004.

Shields is just happy that Lacey police caught him this time, but worries her daughter isn’t the only victim.

“I honestly think there’s a lot more victims out there,” she said.

Fournier is being held on $20,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty to stalking with sexual motivation.

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4 comments

  • devin

    It is 100% legal to shoot video of anything or anybody when they are out in public. Any competent attorney will get these charges dropped, and quickly.

  • Derek

    he has been doing this since 2004. gotta love liberals who keep letting people like this out of jail. i am a republican! what that means is keep them in jail forever after first offense. democrats let people out to rehabilitate them.
    it is true what i just said