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Stalker victim shares her story

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Mary Nesbitt-Larking Daily Star Sunday copyTalk to the Press help stalker victim share her story with The Daily Star Sunday

 

Last week we placed stalker victim Mary Nesbitt-Larking’s story in The Daily Star Sunday where it appeared as a page lead.

Mary told how she was stalked by the same man who harassed Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon. The 22-year-old woman told how she received 500 texts and Facebook messages from deranged Robin Duke, 35, over the course of three years – while he stalked the pop star at the same time.

Mary only went to the police when Duke sent her sick child porn – terrified he’d hurt a child.

Deranged Duke hit national headlines in January 2013 when he pleaded guilty to six charges of harassment against six victims, including Liz McClarnon – who he had threatened to rape on Twitter.

He was sentenced to three years probation and a community sex offences programme, as well as drug and alcohol counselling. Restraining orders to protect his victims were also imposed.

Mary spoke candidly about how Duke’s reign of terror had affected her, leaving her scared to go out in the fear he might strike.

 

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After receiving an email from OnePoll recommending that I share a story of interest, I thought it would be great to give it a shot.


I wasn't expecting anything to come of it but within less than 24 hours, I'd received a phone call from Talk To The Press.


I shared my story with a lovely woman who helped me through the process, explaining what would happen and what sort of things to expect. We kept in regular contact via email, text and phone call until she was contacted by The Daily Star who said they'd love the story for their Sunday paper.


Everything moved swiftly from there, and a photographer came by to my house. The whole session was incredibly relaxed. He was such a nice guy, so professional but also warm and welcoming. He made me so at ease and comfortable. From there, it was just a few weeks before my story appeared in the paper.


Everything was thoroughly fact checked and I was really pleased with the turn out. I enjoyed using this service a lot and would absolutely do it again.



- Mary Nesbitt-Larking, Talk to the Press client

 

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