BELFAST, Maine — A Maine legislator whose romantic relationship with another lawmaker ended earlier this year claims her former boyfriend has stalked, harassed and threatened her. Rep. Erin Herbig, a first-term Belfast Democrat, has secured a protection from abuse order against Rep. Alexander Cornell du Houx, a two-term Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives from Brunswick. The temporary order was granted by Judge Patricia Worth in Belfast District Court on April 30 and served on Cornell du Houx by Brunswick police the next day. A May 14 hearing is scheduled to determine if the order should be continued. Under the terms of the temporary order, Cornell du Houx is prohibited from having any contact with Herbig and from being present at her residence. Herbig noted in court documents that Cornell du Houx, 29, is a U.S. Marine who has a concealed weapon permit and has claimed to have killed people while serving. The order required him to surrender any firearm or dangerous weapon that he owned or possessed. In recent weeks, Herbig claimed, Cornell du Houx threatened “to use his military training tactics” to get her to drop her complaints about him. On his website, Cornell du Houx said he patrolled the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, while deployed there in 2006. (read more at BangorDailyNews. Just don’t look for any mention that the woman is already married there.)
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