Accused of stalking, staring at girls at Greenfield Public Library, Robert Gidlund pleads not guilty
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Facing two felony counts of stalking — accused of following and then staring at girls at the Greenfield Public Library, 27-year-old Robert Gidlund has pleaded not guilty.
Gidlund now has a scheduling conference set for December 17th.
Police say Gidlund followed two teenage girls for weeks — and he was even captured on camera peeping through a bookshelf at the Greenfield Public Library.
“He admitted to watching these girls and stated he found them attractive,” Sgt. Sean Licht with the Greenfield Police Department said.
Sgt. Licht says a 17-year-old girl noticed the suspect following her and her 14-year-old sister for about six weeks. According to an affidavit, the suspect would constantly stare at the victims; ducking and hiding behind the books at the library to get a better look.
Court documents indicate Gidlund admitted to and was observed by the detective masturbating while watching the girls in the library. Gidlund claims he’s done this at least 20 times with the two teens. He was arrested — and when authorities searched his vehicle, they found a roll of duct tape.
Gidlund admitted to going to the library right before school lets out about three to four times a week.
Although no physical evidence showed it, the suspect did confess to also committing these same acts numerous other times with several other girls in the library.
Police encourage any other possible victims to come forward.