Charleston sheriff's office suspects former surgeon of harassing young woman

Karl Leonard Ehrens
Karl Leonard Ehrens

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County sheriff's office is looking for a former surgeon at the Medical University who is suspected of stalking an 18-year-old female.

Karl Leonard Ehrens is no longer employed at MUSC and is wanted on charges of first degree harassment. According to an affidavit, Ehrens violated a restraining order and came in contact with the female.

The victim told authorities that on July 20 she returned home to her new residence and discovered three boxes in her driveway from Ehrens. The boxes contained two dolls and two letters.

One of the letters contained the results of a polygraph test which Ehrens had apparently taken.

The victim is in fear of her safety and the sheriff's office is seeking help in locating Ehrens. According to the sheriff's office he may still be in the Charleston area, but they believe he may have contacts in Indiana.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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