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Did you retrieve your phone from him, but are still missing the files he sent to himself? Has he threatened to publish the files he took?
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I see. Thank you for the additional information.It is too bad you did not call the police, but I would still call them now since the harassment is ongoing. Report the violence, the theft, as well as the harassment. He can be criminally charged for the theft of your files and could be required to delete them and be prohibited from publishing them further or harassing you as part of a plea deal or sentence.You could also file a petition for an anti-harassment order, but you should have documentation, such as a police report, to support your allegations in seeking such an order.If he is not criminally prosecuted and he does publishes the files, you could also file a petition with the local court seeking an injunction against him, which is a court order that would prevent him from further publishing them or risk being jailed. You could file a civil suit as well, seeking damages for the assault and battery as well as the conversion of your electronic files and invasion of privacy if he does publish the files.I would typically begin though by filing a police report and see whether the prosecutor pursues criminal charges against him.
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