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Man Convicted in Stalking, Burglary Case; Faces 5+ Years in Prison

A man pleaded guilty to charges of second degree burglary and three counts of violation of stalking restraining order.

Dreyman Releford, 20, faces five and a half years in prison, as recommended by Assistant Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Emily Arnzen.

In December, The River City News reported that Releford was arrested after sending text messages to a former girlfriend and showing up to see her at Northern Kentucky University, despite there being a restraining order against him.

Ultimately, the former girlfriend contacted the Kenton County Police and was with officers when Releford showed up to meet her at the Kroger store in Independence. He was arrested there and has been in the Kenton County Detention Center since.

The burglary charges are related to Releford breaking into the former girlfriend's home, using a shovel to shatter a window. Police said that he either wanted to kill himself or have the woman kill him.

He was previously accused of distribution of child pornography after the woman alleged that Releford posted images of her on the pornographic website Pornhub in an account opened in her name. In the images used, she was only 17, which is under the legal age for such material.

Releford pleaded guilty on May 24, according to the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office.

He is set for sentencing on July 9.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo via Kenton County Detention Center