Judge rules 'no basis' for protective order against Charles Perry
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A spokesman for Charles Perry says an Oklahoma judge has ruled there is 'no basis' for a protective order against the Senator.
KCBD spoke with the District Clerk's Office in Creek County, but they could not confirm the judge's decision at this time. We'll continue to update this story as details are confirmed.
Cynthia Ortiz is a former Lubbock resident who met Sen. Perry in 2009, when she was still active in the political scene. She has accused the senator of stalking her and hacking into her phone and computer for years. She requested a protective order on May 6 in Creek County, OK.
Ortiz said there is no agenda behind requesting the protective order other than gaining back her sense of security.
"I am not any part of Lubbock, Texas anymore," Ortiz said. "I am not part of politics anymore. I want nothing to do with [Sen. Perry] and I'd just really appreciate it if he'd leave me alone and quit hacking my life up."
Ortiz said she moved to Oklahoma, became a stripper and now runs a Twitter page under the name "Alana." She has been actively tweeting about her request and posted the one-page court document to her Twitter profile.
A spokesman for Senator Perry said all of Ortiz's allegations are false.
"She is someone who's clearly sick – someone who needs help," Spokesman Jordan Berry said. "She's made accusations against other people and she's done this on multiple venues now. I feel confident that this will be dismissed."
Sen. Perry also released a statement on his Facebook page on May 12:
"Since taking office my family has dealt with a slew of false, malicious allegations by a single individual.The outlandish claims have ranged from stating that I have placed cameras in her house to hacking her computer. She has refused to provide evidence of any of this, even when pressed by a reporter earlier today.
"I have appropriately reported and turned over evidence to local authorities as the situation has progressed during the last couple of years. We hope that this individual receives treatment and stops her harassment of my family."
Sen. Perry has been in touch with the Lubbock District Attorney's office regarding the situation. Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said that he asked the Texas Rangers to take over the investigation, since multiple state lines are involved and the District Attorney's office is not an investigative body.
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