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Seacrest stalker sentenced to 2 years

June 15, 2010

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— A man who stalked Ryan Seacrest was sentenced Monday to two years in state prison and ordered to stay away from the host of “American Idol” for 10 years.

Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., 26, received the maximum sentence after previously pleading no contest to stalking. Uzomah did not speak during the sentencing hearing.

Superior Court Judge John S. Fisher rejected a defense request to sentence Uzomah to probation.

“The court feels state prison is warranted,” he said.

The judge also issued a restraining order requiring Uzomah to stay 500 yards away from Seacrest and his workplace for 10 years.

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