Cops hunt 'unbelievable' harassment suspect
Victim reports receiving thousands of 'degrading' phone calls
By DONNA CASEY, SUN MEDIA
|Ottawa police have issued an urgent public
appeal to locate a man wanted for stalking an Ottawa woman
with more than 2,000 "sexually degrading and threatening"
phone calls during the last three years.
Police have issued a Canada-wide arrest for John Perry,
39, who was charged earlier this month with criminal
harassment. His last contact with police was in Abbotsford,
B.C. in November 2006.
However, the 40-year-old victim has received threatening
phone calls in the last few days and police allege Perry is
"He has an unbelievable obsession with the victim," said
city police Det. Jeff Kelly.
While police say the there's no evidence the suspect has
ever physically stalked his victim - whom he met through
mutual acquaintances - Kelly said the victim is "very
concerned for her personal safety and wellbeing."
|"Locating him is a high priority. His
behaviour is extremely troubling," said Kelly, adding the
nature of the phone calls are among the most disturbing he's
seen in his 28-year career.
Police allege Perry started harassing the Ottawa woman in
2004. Police have being trying to track him down since Aug.
17 when the latest spate of threatening calls began.
Police say Perry often travels across the country due to
his work and has contacts in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and
Perry is described as white, 6'3" (191 cm), 190lbs (86
kg) with a receding hairline.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact
Det. Jeff Kelly, Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222 ext.
5959 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS (8477).