The latest development in the therapist-turned-psycho-stalker case of Rachelle Santiago is here. Santiago was indicted yesterday on charges of stalking, attempting to elude police, sexual battery, making a terroristic threat and unlawfully entering a federal military installation.
Santiago allegedly fell in love with a married, unnamed soldier and could not take no for an answer. The alleged craziness ranges from moves that could be:
If convicted and given the maximum on all counts, Santiago could spend more than a decade in prison and be fined more than $500,000.
From day one, this story has been about as weird as they come. Santiago met the alleged victim while counseling him for PTSD. She didn't get apprehended until after allegedly leading cops on an hourlong car chase at speeds of up to 110 mph. Last week, Santiago's attorney claimed that she was being treated cruelly and denied medication while undergoing a psychiatric examination to see if she was competent to stand trial.
Whatever happens in court, it's hoped that it ends with the soldier's family safe and happy, and Santiago getting the help she needs.