Man Pleads No Contest To Stalking Halle Berry

Richard A. Franco ordered to stay away from Berry for next decade.

By Access Hollywood
|  Thursday, Jan 19, 2012  |  Updated 9:08 PM CDT
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Man Pleads No Contest To Stalking Halle Berry

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Halle Berry's accused stalker pleaded no contest.

A man accused of scaling the fence of Halle Berry's house will remain in jail after pleading no contest to stalking the Oscar-winning actress.

Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall says Richard A. Franco was sentenced to serve 386 days in county jail Thursday, but he has already served half the term.

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The 28-year-old was also placed on five years' probation, a year of psychological counseling and ordered to stay away from the actress for the next decade.

Franco was arrested outside Berry's home in July after repeatedly coming onto her property. In one instance, the actress stated in a sworn declaration that Franco attempted to enter her kitchen, but she was able to lock the door before he got inside.

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A burglary charge filed against Franco was dropped.

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