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November 17, 2016: Two Sentenced in Stalking Case

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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Two men who pleaded to stalking a West Hollywood esthetician were sentenced today to 350 hours of community service and three years of probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Nicholas Prugo, 26, and Edward Feinstein, 32, were sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan. They also were ordered to stay away from the victim and her two daughters and to have no contact with each other for 10 years.

Prugo and Feinstein allegedly posted an ad on Jan. 22, 2014, on an Internet website soliciting men to go to the esthetician’s home to rape her and stalked her two daughters following a dispute. The two pleaded no contest in September to one misdemeanor count of stalking after the judge reduced the charge from a felony and after he dismissed a felony solicitation for rape count, saying there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

Deputy District Attorney David Reinert with the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted case BA439593.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Fraud and Cyber Crimes team investigated the case.