06/11/2010 // Los Angeles, California, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Los Angeles – Gold medal winning Olympic gymnast and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Shawn Johnson testified in the trial of a man accused of stalking her on Thursday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Johnson spent over 20 minutes on the witness stand testifying about her fear of alleged stalker Robert O’Ryan, 36, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges stemming from his purported studio lot break in the meet Johnson, then 17.
Johnson is quoted by the AP as stating on the witness stand, “I didn’t know him… He was a stranger to me. To see somebody had that much kind of obsession, it made me really scared.”
If convicted of the felony charges against him, O’Ryan could face up to a four year prison sentence, as well as possible jail time for two misdemeanors.
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