‘It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen,’ says the judge, who sentences the stalker to prison.


‘It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen,’ says the judge in a stalking case.

According to the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, one of two men sentenced to prison for three years of “torture” by stalking and harassing three people was sentenced last week.

According to online court dockets, Lock Haven resident Christopher Kling will serve three to 15 years in prison for stalking, harassment, terroristic threats, evidence tampering, and criminal conspiracy.

Over the course of three years, Kling and his accused co-conspirator Troy Sassaman concentrated their efforts on these three people, making between 25 and 50 calls or texts per day.

According to the DA’s office, Sassaman committed suicide after being charged.

During the month of November,

At Kling’s sentencing hearing on March 12, Dauphin County Judge Scott Arthur Evans described his actions as “unlike anything I have ever seen.”

According to the DA’s office, the scheme began when Kling agreed to assist his friend Sassaman in making the obscene phone calls.

Authorities described the calls as “extremely vulgar and threatening,” with many threatening to rape and murder the victims and their children.

Initially, the victims reported the threats to various police agencies, but they were told the calls were untraceable because the caller used “spoofed” phone numbers, which meant they were showing different phone numbers than the one he was using.

The investigation was eventually taken over by Detective John O’Conner of the District Attorney’s office, who discovered that one of the victims worked for Sassaman, leading him to link the case to Kling.

Prosecutors claim Sassaman would gather information from this victim while working with them, such as where they were going to dinner that night, and then give it to Kling, who would call them while they were out.

Prosecutors said he would call them and say he was watching them, providing details provided by Sassaman, and threaten to kill them.

Kling pleaded guilty to the charges but requested probation during his sentencing hearing, arguing that he was “just a patsy for Sassaman,” according to the district attorney’s office.

Kling was “getting off on torturing these victims,” according to Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Gettle.

One of the victims told her story…

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