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Man charged with stalking 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest

Ryanseacrest Prosecutors charged a 25-year-old Los Angeles man today with multiple counts of stalking “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.

Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., 25, faces one felony count of stalking Seacrest between Sept. 15 and Oct. 30, as well as two misdemeanor counts of attempted disobeying of a court order Oct. 2 and Oct. 30. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to four years in state prison.

Uzomah was arrested Friday at the E! building in the 5700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, where Seacrest tapes a daily TV show. Uzomah already pleaded guilty in September to attacking Seacrest’s security guard outside an Orange County hospital and was ordered to stay away from the radio and TV host.

Authorities said Uzomah appeared Oct. 2 at radio station KIIS-FM (102.7) in Burbank, looking for Seacrest.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Ryan Seacrest. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times.

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