NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — A radio talk show host has been ordered to quit contacting an Oregon congressman who has accused her of stalking him.
A judge signed a temporary stalking protection order Tuesday, filed by U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, against Cheryl McAnally Harle.
"She is very obsessed and seems out of control. I am worried that she may try to kidnap or harm me or my family," Schrader wrote in a petition for a stalking protective order filed Monday.
Schrader claimed that Harle began sending him "romantic" emails in October 2011 after he appeared as a guest on her radio talk show.
"After the first email, I responded telling her that the email was inappropriate and that I was not interested in a romantic relationship," Schrader wrote.
Capitol police asked Harle to stop contacting the congressman, but according to the petition, she went on to send him more than 800 emails and call his cell phone more than 230 times over the next several months.
Harle also allegedly sent the congressman more than 300 Facebook messages over a four-day period in April 2012.
Schrader claims Harle even once pretended to be his campaign manager in order to track him down.
"I do not know what she will do next and I am fearful that her behaviors will continue to escalate to the point where she hurts either me or a member of my family," Schrader wrote in the petition.
FOX 12 contacted Schrader who was in Washington, DC, Wednesday. He had no comment on the protective order he filed.
"We feel the complaint speaks for itself," said Paul Gage, Schrader's chief of staff, in a written statement. "Occasionally, these types of situations develop with public figures. We believe we are taking the necessary steps to resolve the issue."
FOX 12 also tried to reach Harle at her radio station, KCUP 1230AM in Newport, OR.
A person who answered the phone said Harle was out of town for the next few days. She did not return our call seeking comment Wednesday.
A hearing on a permanent stalking protection order against Harle is scheduled next month.