James David Rogers: Man who stalked Eva LaRue and daughter for decades with rape threats gets 3 years

As per the verdict, the offender will be serving 40 months in prison, followed by 3 years of probation

James David Rogers: Man who stalked Eva LaRue and daughter for decades with rape threats gets 3 years
Actress LaRue and her daughter are relieved after an Ohio man was sentenced following years of rape and death threats he sent to them (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: James David Rogers, from Ohio, pleaded guilty to stalking actress Eva LaRue and her daughter for more than a decade. He has been sentenced by the US District Court for Central California and will serve 40 months in prison, followed by a probationary period of 3 years. Rogers started stalking and threatening LaRue and her daughter back in 2007 up till the year 2019, when he was finally arrested by the police.

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The ‘All My Children’ fame star told NBC News, "We feel like, finally, we know where he is. We know that for the next six years we will be able to breathe a massive sigh of relief and feel like we’re not looking over our shoulder constantly." She added that she lived in constant fear all these years as the man kept threatening her and her daughter with rape and murder, specifically about how he couldn’t wait to "slowly dismember my daughter in front of me after raping her and torturing her."

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LaRue revealed that the letter she received gave details of what all he had planned once he abducted her. One of the handwritten letters from Rogers revealed, according to LaRue, "how he couldn’t wait to pull her entrails out in front of me and saw her arms and legs off. And that he was going to do the same to me." He signed off letters with the fake name ‘Freddie Krueger’, a misspelled name from the film series character, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.

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In the series of handwritten and typed letters threatening LaRue and her daughter, Rogers wrote, "I am enjoying stalking you. I am going to instill fear into every part of your life.” In total, he had written around 37 letters between March 2007 and June 2015. When asked how she managed these constant disturbing threats, LaRue said she and her daughter were quite troubled by it, and had to seek therapy. "There’s no way I could erase that kind of anxiety. It is emblazoned on my soul and my daughter’s soul.” La Rue had worked in a series of Television shows, most famously in ‘All My Children’ and ‘CSI: Miami’. Her other works include ‘The Young and The Restless’, ‘Fuller House’, and ‘Lakeview Terrace'.

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