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Convicted stalker is accused of violating his probation

Union Leader Correspondent

May 16. 2012 10:51PM

Robert Slye, 30, of Danville is being held at the Rockingham County jail without bail after allegedly violating his probation for the second time since his 2010 stalking conviction. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)

BRENTWOOD - A Danville man with a history of posing as women on social networking sites and stalking young men is back in jail after being arrested on a probation violation for the second time.

Robert Slye, 30, was ordered held without bail for allegedly using several female aliases on social networking sites to exchange photos with young men.

'He is back on the Internet engaged in the same pattern of conduct as before,' Assistant County Attorney Geoffrey Ward said. 'He's soliciting partially nude photos of torsos and sending nude photos of females in exchange.'

Slye also had a handwritten list of 72 young men that included their names, towns they lived in and grade levels such as 'sophomore' and 'junior' alongside the names, prosecutors said.

Slye pleaded guilty in August 2010 to two counts of stalking related to cases in Danville and Hampstead.

He was sentenced to 12 months in jail but was ordered to serve another six months behind bars in January 2011 for using Facebook and YouTube in defiance of a court order.

On Monday, Judge N. William Delker ordered Slye to be put on a no-bail hold pending the outcome of his next probation violation hearing in Rockingham County Superior Court.

It's unclear when Slye was taken back into custody.

A probation officer assigned to checking on Slye seized a tablet computer and an iPhone that Slye had in his possession. Slye admitted to his probation officer that he was back online, according to Ward.

The computer and phone will be searched to determine what level of contact Slye had with men.

'We obviously have community safety concerns,' Ward said.

Ward told Delker at the hearing that Slye's counselor believes he poses a danger to the public and should remain under 24-hour supervision.

While the 2010 stalking cases were pending, Slye was charged in a theft case for stealing a 15-year-old boy's backpack at Water Country in Portsmouth. Slye had been taking photos of boys while at the park, according to police.

Slye has twice been convicted of stalking the same Danville man dating back to 2007. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim in that case. But Slye took up two female aliases between June and July 2008 in order to chat with the man again and ask for explicit photos, prosecutors said.

In September 2009, Slye cut off a man who was driving on Route 111 in Hampstead then spent weeks driving by the man's house and honking his horn.

Prosecutors could seek to impose a suspended prison sentence of 3 to 7 years, some of which was served after Slye violated probation last year. A hearing date has not been set.

Crime, law and justice Derry Danville

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