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Feds Charge West L.A. Man With Stalking Women Doctors at VA Medical Facilities

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jan 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

            The feds charged Gueorgui Hristov Pantchev, 49, of West Los Angeles, who moved to an apartment blocks from the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center with  a federal stalking charge that alleges he harassed two women doctors at the hospital and three other women who work at the VA's Loma Linda facility.

            Beginning in 2011, Pantchev allegedly sent threatening communications to the West L.A. VA doctor.  In 2014, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury convicted him of nine counts of stalking and witness intimidation. He served a state prison sentence, was paroled in 2017, and barred from the West L.A. VA Medical Center. Pantchev then sought medical services at the VA's Loma Linda facility, where he “started stalking, harassing, and intimidating two others. Then, last year, he started sending intimidating communications to colleagues of the two women doctors. For example, “Pantchev has now deluged Victims #1 and #2 and their colleagues with hundreds of lewd, sexually explicit, and false fliers bearing large pictures of Victim #1 and Victim #2 that Pantchev has distributed around West Los Angeles day after day,” this affidavit states. “Some of these fliers include inflammatory, racist language that Pantchev falsely attributes to Victims #1 and #2 along with their contact information and requests the reader to ‘Get rid of them, PLEASE.'”

            The criminal complaint contains specific examples of communications sent to the victims, all of whom felt threatened and took actions to have no contact with Pantchev. VA Police officials took action to restrict Pantchev's access to the two medical facilities by requiring him to have an escort when arriving for an appointment. The affidavit notes that there are more than 40 police reports since 2018 that contain “detailed instances of him being loud, disruptive, rude, and demanding” at the Loma Linda VA campus.

            Pantchev began returning to the West L.A. campus last March, even though it was in direct violation of his parole, according to the complaint. After his parole ended in September, he visited the facility three times, one of which resulted in his arrest for trespassing and battery on a police officer for allegedly spitting in his face

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