Ex-boyfriend convicted of stalking Marin woman and hacking into her computer

After more than three years of legal maneuvering, a Las Vegas man was convicted of stalking a Corte Madera woman, breaking into her home and hacking into her computer.

Robert Charles Sudar, 56, faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 9 before Judge Paul Haakenson.

Sudar, who was free on bail during the protracted case, was booked into Marin County Jail late Tuesday afternoon, shortly after a jury convicted him of all counts. His bail is set at $1.5 million.

"It's the best possible outcome," said Deputy District Attorney Yvette Martinez, who prosecuted Sudar.

Sudar, a computer technician, was first arrested Nov. 26, 2005, after the Corte Madera woman told police a man she dated for about a year was stalking and harassing her.

The woman said the ex-boyfriend, who had helped set up a computer in her home office, might have set up wireless access to the computer and was using it to monitor her computer activity.

The woman later left a wireless remote camera in her home office while she went out for the evening. The camera captured the image of Sudar entering the room and using the woman's computer, police said.

Police later arrested Sudar after a brief chase on Lucky Drive and searched his car, seizing binoculars, computer connection wires and storage devices, a Palm Pilot and mobile disk drives.

Numerous counterfeit items, including a passport, were found in a backpack along with photographs

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belonging to the woman, police said.

Sudar was released on bail, but he was arrested again the next year after police saw him driving around the victim's residence, a violation of a court protective order. He posted bail again.

Through attorney changes and legal motions by Sudar, the case dragged on for years, finally reaching trial in early June. On Tuesday afternoon, after one day of deliberations, the jury convicted him of stalking, residential burglary, unauthorized computer hacking, receiving stolen property and eavesdropping, Martinez said.

Sudar's lawyer, David Wise, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

From : mercurynews

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