Judge's son accused of stalking ex-girlfriend Complainant claims Scott Bollinger made her fear for her life

June 05, 1996|By Kris Antonelli and Elaine Tassy | Kris Antonelli and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF

The teen-age son of a Baltimore County judge has been charged with stalking and harassing his former girlfriend in three incidents after she began dating another young man.

Scott Edward Bollinger -- whose father is Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger -- is charged with stalking, harassment, trespassing and telephone misuse stemming from alleged incidents in April, May and this month, according to District Court records.

The alleged incidents continued even as he was awaiting trial and was under court order not to contact the girl, according to documents.

A District Court commissioner issued an arrest warrant for Bollinger, 19, Monday night after he allegedly left a package on the lawn of his ex-girlfriend's Rosedale home, according to court records.

Scott Bollinger did not return phone calls yesterday; his father would not comment on the allegations.

But Jennifer V. Romanowski, 17, who filed complaints stating that Scott Bollinger's behavior made her fear for her life, said, "I just think he thinks that because his father is a judge, he is going to get away with this."

She said Bollinger left a cardboard box filled with pieces of metal on the front lawn of the Romanowski home on Daybreak Terrace. She said he rang the doorbell, and when she answered the door, she told him to leave.

"This is so aggravating," she said. "And it's scary."

Romanowski said she broke up with Bollinger in May 1994, after dating him for four months. He appeared to be upset by the breakup and continued to call, even after she told him she was dating someone else and did not want to see him.

Bollinger was arrested May 25 after Romanowski and her boyfriend, sitting on the deck of her home, saw him go into a neighbor's yard and hop the fence into her yard. Romanowski and her boyfriend ran into the house while family members called police, according to court records.

Bollinger was charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing, barred from contacting Romanowski and released on a $15,000 bond to the custody of his father, court records show.

A visiting judge will decide during a hearing Tuesday whether to revoke Bollinger's bond because he violated a court order to stay away from Romanowski.

Judge Bollinger made headlines when he was reprimanded by the Judicial Disabilities Commission for making comments "insensitive to women's rights" while sentencing a rapist in 1993.

Sun staff writer John Rivera contributed to this article.

Pub Date: 6/05/96

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