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Stalker of girls leaving school jailed for up to year; violated probation

A month after a convicted stalker violated terms of his probation, he was sent to jail for up to a year Thursday by Buffalo City Judge Susan M. Eagan.

Gerard V. Schuh III, 23, of Millicent Avenue, was sentenced after Susan H. Sadinsky, chief of the Erie County District Attorney's City Court Bureau, denounced him as "a danger to the community" because of his continuing public sex-related behavior. She urged the judge to jail him for up to two years.

Schuh told the judge he had misconstrued the restrictions on his conduct that she imposed on July 15 when she put him on probation. Schuh had pleaded guilty May 9 to public lewdness, third-degree stalking and child endangerment for stalking girls leaving South Buffalo's Mount Mercy Academy.

The judge, telling Schuh she has "absolutely no tolerance for violations," cited police reports that Schuh was using a cellphone with Internet and video-recording capabilities despite her orders barring him from having such a phone.

Schuh's father, Gerard Jr., urged the judge to show leniency because his son seemed to be doing "exceptionally well" with private counseling. He said his son was paying for it with money he earned from his job at a pizzeria.

Court officials said the eight months Schuh would routinely serve under a one-year sentence will likely be cut by the 32 days he has already been jailed.

Schuh was arrested March 4 after parents of Mount Mercy students told police that Schuh had periodically followed their daughters as they left school, drove ahead of them, got out of his car and stared at them.

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