Convicted high-risk sex offender Bradley Buller sentenced to three years for stalking Minot woman
Bradley James Buller, 29, Bismarck, who is already required to register as a high-risk sex offender, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years, with a requirement that he serve three years, for stalking a Minot woman this spring.
Judge Richard Hagar also ordered Buller to serve three years of supervised probation and to pay $1,100 in court costs. Buller was also ordered to have no contact with the victim. He will receive credit for 61 days already served in the Ward County Jail.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Buller made numerous harassing phone calls to the woman, her husband, and her parents between March and May and used different phone numbers to remain anonymous. He told the woman he had hired a private investigator who had followed her and taken photos of her. The phone numbers appeared to be from the phones of the woman’s husband, her parents, and the non-emergency number of the Minot Police Department. Some of the calls were sexual in nature.
Buller was previously convicted twice of stalking. According to the North Dakota Sex Offender Registry, he has a history of following women and approaching them, sometimes claiming to be a photographer for Victoria’s Secret. He stalked one woman around her office building and later approached her on several occasions. After he was sentenced, he engaged in the same behavior with different women within days after he was convicted. He also has several prior convictions for harassment and disorderly conduct between 2008 and 2018.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Buller admitted to making the phone calls to the woman in Minot when he was interviewed by Bismarck police regarding multiple similar investigations in Bismarck. Police also found evidence on Buller’s phone that he had made the phone calls to the woman in Minot.