A 43-year-old man has been found guilty of stalking a then-14-year-old girl in Monmouth County back in 2017.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey says Shyam Gurung, formerly of Jersey City, was convicted earlier this week on a charge of fourth-degree stalking.

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Authorities say,

A May 2017 investigation led by the Hazlet Police Department revealed that Gurung, who was working as an Uber and Lyft driver at the time, drove his black Infiniti sedan to the area of the Hazlet Middle School on multiple occasions in order to see the victim. On one such occasion, Gurung approached the child as she walked home from school and told her that she was “pretty,” indicating that he followed her every day. Less than a week later, Gurung was observed waiting across the street from the school as the victim began walking home. He was arrested shortly thereafter.

Gurung is scheduled to be sentenced on February 25th.

Since he was convicted of a fourth-degree crime, he could be sentenced to just probation or up to 18 months in prison.

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