HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After months of investigation, a former University of Southern Mississippi staff member who worked on the Hattiesburg campus has been placed under arrest for alleged stalking charges.
Quandom Benn, 31, turned himself in on Monday to the University Police Department after being charged with seven misdemeanor counts of stalking and seven counts of disturbing the peace. Each offense is punishable by fines and jail time of up to one year.
Benn allegedly stalked seven staff members using his personal laptop and cell phone during campus work hours. No students were affected.
Benn has no former criminal history, and worked for the university for years.
This investigation followed a detailed investigation beginning in June of this year after reports were made by university employees to UPD.
Benn resigned from his I-tech technician position soon after the reports were filed. Benn had access to university staff files through his position with I-tech, but no student information was tampered with.
The case has been turned over to The Forrest County Justice Court and prosecuting attorney, Pam Castle.