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Police: Washington stalker planned wedding for man

Authorities say a Washington state woman planned a wedding for a man that she was obsessed with, and she's been charged with felony stalking, the SeattlePI.com reported.

Madaline Ann Desmet, 64, of Des Moines, Wash., met the man she pursued in 2010 at a church group, the Seattle Times reported, citing a police investigation report. She soon proclaimed her “undying love” and, in the span of about a year, sent the man 57 letters, the report said.

He repeated that he was not interested in her, but Desmet picked out a wedding ring and reserved a courtroom for their nuptials, the P-I reported. On Feb. 29, she was arrested. She faced a judge, but not one who asked her to say “I do.” This judge placed her in King County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Desmet is a real estate broker who, according to her website, sells condos in the Seattle area. It's alleged that during the year that the stalking is alleged to have occurred, she sent him 57 letters and contacted him by phone and e-mail, the P-I reported.

Washington court records indicate that she was charged with stalking in 2000, a case that was resolved in 2006.

The stalking came to a head when, in December, Seattle Municipal Court staff called the man about their supposed wedding, the P-I reported.

The police report said that the man also received a call from a Jared jewelry store – they wanted him to make good on the bill for the ring that Desmet had picked out.

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