A man has vowed in court to resume stalking a Philadelphia TV news reporter as soon as his probation for doing so expires in 15 years.

The Delaware County Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1sAEi89 ) reports 32-year-old Christopher Nilan made that promise at Wednesday's sentencing in Delaware County.

Police say Nilan became obsessed with a female KYW-TV reporter and kept trying to contact her, sometimes through a male reporter at the CBS affiliate.

A station spokeswoman isn't commenting. Nilan's attorney stressed that his client never threatened to harm the reporter.

Nilan told the judge: "I'm not going to give it up. I want to be with her. I'm the only person who can protect her."

He must spend 23 months on court monitoring, including outpatient mental health treatment, followed by 13 years' probation.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com