Fort Wayne man accused of stalking young girls

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – A Fort Wayne man is facing 14 counts of stalking after court documents say he stalked several young girls in the area.

Brad S. Stoffer, 48, is accused of stalking several girls, some as young as 10 years old, between May 2011 and October 2018, according to our partners in news at ABC 21.

Stoffer allegedly made phone calls to girls who attended gymnastics practice at a local gym. He allegedly called the girls’ homes on a payphone, asking to speak with them under the name of “Mike” or “Coach Mike.”

Probable cause documents show Stoffer made threats to his victims, placing them in reasonable fear of serious bodily injury or death.

He allegedly also made lewd comments about the girls’ appearances, commenting on their leotards during gymnastics practice.

Police observed Stoffer parking near the gym and surrounding businesses, staring into the building during practice. They also found his Facebook page, which shows he’s friends with multiple young women; he “liked” and commented on several photos of girls.

When police searched through his browsing history, it showed Stoffer looked up his victims as often as 50 times each.

Stoffer admitted to police that when he made phone calls to the girls’ homes, he asked to speak with them, sometimes asking if they had a boyfriend. He also said he “liked to watch the girls and take pictures of them because it turned him on.”

Officers report Stoffer wrote apology letters to the victims’ families, and several no contact orders were issued.

The full probable cause affidavit can be found here.

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