Prosecutors: Stalking suspect previously convicted of assault

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket man accused of unlawfully gaining entry to a pair of Mansfield schools to supposedly stalk his ex-girlfriend will remain behind bars.

Tu Le, 43, was ordered held without bail at a dangerousness hearing Thursday in Attleboro District Court. He faces charges of breaking and entering, trespassing, and stalking.

Prosecutors allege Le trespassed at Mansfield High School and Qualters Middle School on several occasions to keep tabs on his ex-girlfriend, who works for the school district. They say he entered the schools while they were open to the public then hid out in dark classrooms.

Le is also accused of putting a GPS tracking device on his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle at least three times. Police say they found and relocated the device on one occasion and when Le showed up, they arrested him.

Prosecutors said Le has a history of concerning behavior and should be considered a danger to the alleged victim in this case, who reportedly feared for her life.

Le was previously convicted of assault and battery on a different ex-girlfriend in Rhode Island, who has a lifetime restraining order against him.

Le’s attorneys acknowledged the severity of the charges their client faces but said he is highly educated and not dangerous. Le is employed as a medical researcher at Brown University.

He’s due back in court April 30 for a pretrial conference.

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