Former student pleads guilty to stalking

A former GW student pleaded guilty in Superior Court last month to stalking a GW alumna for about four months last year, according to court documents.

Chris Gauss was sentenced to 360 days in jail after pleading guilty Jan. 28 to one count of stalking, but will serve no time in jail because his sentence was suspended, court documents show. Instead, he will serve two years probation, supervised by the mental health unit of the Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency. He was also ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Gauss allegedly sent the victim – a recent graduate whose name is being withheld because of privacy concerns – more than 1,000 harassing e-mails and voicemails since September, according to court documents. He was arrested in early January for stalking and twice in December for unlawfully entering GW buildings.

Gauss’ attorney did not respond to requests for comment.

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