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Buffalo man sentenced for stalking girlfriend

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Posted at 2:13 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 14:13:47-04
 
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 40-year-old Michael Reibel of Buffalo has been sentenced to 13 1/3-16 years in prison for stalking his former girlfriend.
 
The justice also issued an order of protection preventing Reibel from having any contact with the victim until July 19, 2039.
 
In March, a jury convicted Reibel of Stalking in the Third Degree, Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree.
 
Riebel was found guilty of stalking his former girlfriend and violating an order of protection several times starting May 30, 2015. The jury also found Reibel guilty of breaking into the victim’s home on July 21, 2015, abducting her and holding her against her will for several hours.