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The answer to your question is yes, you can file a suit for libel/slander which is a category of defamation. In order to prevail in such a suit, you must show that a false statement is being made, by a person that either knows or should know that the information is false, that is has been read or heard by third parties and you must show that you have been harmed as a result.
Based on what you have shared with me, it seems as though you have a very viable law suit against these parties for their actions. You can receive damages as a result as well as attorney fees. You can also receive an injunction against them, barring them from making false statements against you in this format moving forward.
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Yes, a person can get a restraining order against a person that is doing this to them. You need only go to the courthouse in the county in which you reside and ask to file a temporary restraining order against this person. They will allow you to fill out paperwork and the judge will review and sign off on it. You then have to get the sheriff's office to serve the restraining order on the person.
Once that takes place, you typically will have a hearing before the judge within two weeks to determine whether or not the order should remain in place. You can argue your side, present exhibits, have witnesses, etc. If the judge rules in your favor, he will then convert the restraining order to a permanent injunction against this person.
You don't need a lawyer to do any of this either. It is actually pretty simple.
Restraining internet predators like this is new ground for judges, but they do have the jurisdiction to take action.