A woman from South Staffordshire has been charged with stalking a high-profile child sexual abuse campaigner, police said.
Penny Mellor, aged 52, from Coven, is accused of stalking author Shy Keenan, who lives near Colchester in Essex.
Ms Keenan was sexually abused by her stepfather and is the founder of Phoenix Survivors, an advocacy group for victims of sexual abuse.
The group was behind Sarah’s Law for tougher child protection, named after murdered girl Sarah Payne.
Ms Keenan is currently campaigning for an anti-bullying law after her 14-year-old son, Ayden Olson, was allegedly ‘bullied to death’ this year.
Last October it was claimed she told Childline founder Esther Rantzen about rumours regarding disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile.
Police said Mellor has been released on bail. She will appear before Chelmsford magistrates on November 6.