CHICAGO -- The young woman ignored the school principal's voicemails asking her to meet for cocktails. Her eventual reply, after persistent text messages that included explicit sexual requests and a photo of his private parts, was emphatic: "LEAVE ME ALONE!!"
By the time she had gotten 40 texts and phone messages from the principal in five days, the woman, who had met the principal during a college internship, was not merely fed up, but afraid. She turned to her mother, her pastor and his wife for advice.
"Get the bastards," the woman recalled her mother saying. "Go to police."