COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A former Harold Washington College student's crush turned criminal when she was arrested for stalking, authorities said.
Ghemeilia Butler, arrested 10 times for trespassing at the city college and for stalking her old teacher, "imagined in her mind that the two of them had a relationship."
Butler, 34, of the 2000 block of South State Street was arrested most recently on Wednesday after she got out of jail and almost immediately violated an order of protection by trying again to seek out her former professor at Harold Washington College, prosecutors said.
Butler was a student of the unidentified professor for only half a semester in 2011, Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.
Scaduto said Butler has been arrested 10 times for trespassing and violating an order of protection the teacher has against her.
Butler also sent more than 500 pages of emails to the professor, at one point suggesting that the two "get married and live in the victim's classroom," Scaduto said.
Butler's Wednesday release followed a 250-day stint behind bars for such behavior. She appeared in court the next day, charged with criminal trespass and aggravated stalking.