Belfast Telegraph

Hilton 'stalker' must stand trial

A man charged with stalking Paris Hilton must stand trial after a judge called his actions toward her "scary".

Superior Court Judge Jessica Silvers rejected arguments by suspect James Rainford's lawyer in a Los Angeles court about whether his client posed a direct threat to the heiress and reality TV star.

Rainford, 36, has been arrested twice outside Hilton's homes.

One incident was on July 4, when paparazzi alerted authorities that he was outside the heiress's beach house.

Rainford has previously been convicted of assault against Hilton's former boyfriend Cy Waits, who was hit outside a courthouse earlier this year.

Hilton did not appear in court.

Four law enforcement officers testified about their interactions with Rainford after he was found outside the homes.

Rainford is in custody and will return to court on August 29 for arraignment.

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